France

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Versailles built

1624

Descarte's "Discourse on Method"

1637

Louis XIV's reign begins

1643

The Fronde

1648

French Classicism

1650

Jean Baptiste Colbert as French Minister

1668

Kay's Flying Shuttle

1733

Montesquieu's "Spirit of the Laws"

1748

Diderot's Encyclopedia

1751

Voltaire's Candide

1759

Rousseau's "Emile"

1762

Treaty of Paris

1763

French Rev

1789

Civil Const. of Clergy

1790

King Louis XIV executed

1793

Marie Antoinette executed

1793

Robespierre is executed

1794

Louis XVIII Coronation

1795

The Directory

1795

Napoleon Bonaparte's coup d'etat

1799

Romanticism

1800

Napoleonic Wars

1803

Code Napoleon est.

1804

Continental System

1806

Charles X coronations

1825

Charles X abdication

1830

Louis Phillip coronation

1830

Revs. of 1830

1830

Louis Phillip abdication

1848

The Bloody June Days

1848

Louis Napoleon as pres.

1848

Literary and Artistic Realism

1850

Pasteur's Germ Theory

1862

Third Republic of France

1870

Boulanger Affair

1887

Dreyfus Affair

1894

Baron Haussman remodels Paris

1899