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Ancient to 20th Century History Of Italy

Old Roman Empire Reunites gains power

553

Old Roman Empire is reunited by Justinian, the Byzantine emperor.

Lombards Invade Italy

568

Lombards (a German tribe) invades Italy and divides it into 2 regions: Papal States and Eastern Roman Empire.

Pepin the Short conquers Lombards

756

Pepin the Short, a Frankish King, conquers the Lombards for the Popes in Rome.

Papal States Established

756

Papal States are established in Central Italy.

Establishment of the Holy Roman Empire

962

Otto the Great, King of German, is crowned king. This brings on the beginning of the Holy Roman Empire.

Charles I of Spain crowned Emperor

1519

French Revolution

1789

Napolean Gains Power

1804

Napoleon (not Dynamite, but Bonaparte) declares himself emperor of Italy.

Napoleon abdicates throne

1814

Napoleon abdicates thrown. This divides Italy up into kingdoms- Venice, Rome, Sardinia, Tuscany, et al.

Austria takes control of Italy

1849

North Italy joins Kingdom of Sardinia

1860

Italy defeats Ottoman Empire

1911

WW1 begins

1914

Italy joins Allies in WW1

1915

Allies win WW1

1918

Fascist Party Takes Control of Italy

1922

Fascist Party gains control of Italy. Benito Mussolini is Prime Minister.

Benito Mussolini becomes dictator

1925

Mussolini enters alliance with Hitler and Fascist Germany

1939

Italy conquers Albania and Mussolini sides with Hitler and Fascist Germany.

Italy surrenders to Allies in WW2

1943

Italy declares war on Germany

1943

Italy abolishes Monarchy

1946

Italy abolishes Monarchy and officially form the Italian Republic.