France 1600-1900

France

Versailles is constructed

1624

Louis XIV's Reign begins

1643

the Fronde

1648

French Classicism

1650

Colbert made French Minister of Finace

1668

Descarte's "Discourse on Method"

1677

Louis XVIII coronation France

1745

Montesquieu's "Spirit of Laws"

1748

Diderot's "Encyclopedia"

1751

Voltaire's "Candide"

1759

Rousseau's "Emile"

1762

Treaty of Paris

1763

Marie Antoinette executed

1783

Tennis Court Oath

1784

French Revolution

1789

Abbe Sieyes says "what is the 3rd estate?"

1789

Civil Constitution of the Clergy

1790

King Louis XIV is executed

1793

Committee of Public Safety est.

1793

Robespierre is executed

1794

The Directory

1795

Napoleon Bonaparte's Coup d'etat

1799

Romanticism

1800

Napoleonic wars

1803

Code Napoleon est.

1804

Charles X Coronation/Abdication

1823 - 1850

Revolution of 1830

1830

Louis Philip's Coronation/Abdication

1830 - 1848

The Bloody June Days

1848

Louis Napoleon elected president

1848

Louis Napoleon creates an empire

1852

Baron Haussman remodels Paris

1853

Literary and Artistic Realism

1856

Third republic of France

1870

Boulanger Affair

1887

Dreyfus Affair

1894

Emile Zola's "J'Accuse"

1898