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Versailles is constructed!

1624

Descarte’s “Discourse on Method”!

1637

Louis XIV’s reign begins!

1643

The Fronde!

1648

French Classicism!

1650

Jean Baptiste Colbert made French Minister of Finance!

1668

Kay’s flying shuttle invented!

1733

Montesquieu’s “Spirit of the Laws”!

1748

Rousseau’s “Emile”!

1748

Diderot’s “Encyclopedia”!

1751

Voltaire’s “Candide”!

1759

Treaty of Paris 1763!

1763

French Revolution!

1789

Civill Constitution of the Clergy!

1790

Marie Antoinette executed!

1793

King Louis XVI executed!

1793

Robespierre is executed!

1794

Louis XVIII Coronation France!

1795

The Directory!

1795

Napoleon Bonaparte’s coup d’état

1799

Romanticism!

1800

Napoleonic Wars!

1803

Code Napoleon est.

1804

Continental System!

1806

Charles X Coronation/Abdication!

1825 - 1830

Revolution of 1830 in France!

1830

-Louis Phillip (bourgeois king) Coronation/ Abdication!

1830 - 1848

The Bloody June Days!

1848

Revolutions of 1848: France, German States, Austria, Italy!

1848

Louis Napoleon elected president!

1848

Literary and Artistic Realism!

1850

Louis Napoleon —> Napoleon III as emperor!

1852

Baron Haussman remodels Paris!

1853

Pasteur’s Germ Theory!

1862

Third Republic of France!

1870

Boulanger Affair!

1887

Dreyfus Affair!

1894