France

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Louis XIV's reign begins

1643

The Fronde

1648

Jean Baptiste Colbert made French Minister of Finance

1665

Versailles is constructed

1682

Tennis Court Oath

1789

French Revolution

1789

Civil Constitution of the Clergy

1790

Marie Antoinette executed

1792

King Louis XVI executed

1792

Committee of Public Safety established

1793

Robespierre is executed

1794

Louis XVII Coronation

1795

The Directory

1795

Napoleon Bonaparte's coup d' etat

1799

Napoleonic Wars

1803

Code Napoleon established

1804

Continental System

1806

Charles X Coronation through Abdication

1824 - 1830

Louis Phillip (bourgeois king) coronation-abdication

1830 - 1848

Revolution of 1830

1830

Louis Napoleon elected president

1848

The Bloody June Days

1848

Louis napoleon -> napoleon III as emperor

1852

Baron Haussman remodels Paris

1860

Third Republic of France

1870

Boulanger Affair

1886

Dreyfus Affair

1894