Important Dates in French History

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  • Jan 1, 1066

    The Battle of Hastings

    The Battle of Hastings
    1066- The Battle of Hastings is recognized as the first step by which England reached her present strength. Previously the importance of the country had been meager. Afterward it emerged from insignificance into power.
  • Jan 1, 1297

    Louis IX

    Louis IX
    St. Louis (Louis IX) -Known also as the "Most Christian King" as well as the Crusader King, Louis IX, King of France, for whom our parish is named, was born to wealth and power in 1214.
  • Jan 1, 1412

    Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc
    Saint Joan of Arc, nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" She was born in the year 1412 A peasant girl born in eastern France who claimed divine guidance, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War, which paved the way for the coronation of Charles VII. She was captured by the Burgundians, sold to the English, tried by an ecclesiastical court, and burned at the stake when she was 19 years old.
  • Jan 1, 1415

    1415 Battle of Agincourt

    1415 Battle of Agincourt
    Battle of Agincourt - was a major English victory against a numerically superior French army in the Hundred Years' War. The battle occurred on Friday, 25 October 1415 (Saint Crispin's Day), near modern-day Agincourt, in northern France.
  • -1598 Edict of Nantes-

    -1598 Edict of Nantes-
    -1598 Edict of Nantes- issued on 13 April 1598, by Henry IV of France, granted the Calvinist Protestants of France (also known as Huguenots) substantial rights in a nation still considered essentially Catholic
  • The French Revolution

    The French Revolution
    -1789 French Revolution- was a period of radical social and political upheaval in France that had a major impact on France and indeed all of Europe. The absolute monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed in three years. French society underwent an epic transformation as feudal, aristocratic and religious privileges evaporated under a sustained assault from radical left-wing political groups, masses on the streets, and peasants in the countryside
  • 1572 St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre-

    1572 St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre-
    St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre-was a targeted group of assassinations, followed by a wave of Roman Catholic mob violence, both directed against the Huguenots (French Calvinist Protestants), during the French Wars of Religion.
  • 481-511

    481-511
    Each tribe of the Franks had its own king. The greatest of all these kings was Chlodwig, or Clovis, as we call him, who became ruler of his tribe in the year 481, just six years after Theodoric became king of the Ostrogoths. Clovis was then only sixteen years of age. But though he was so young he proved in a very short time that he could govern as well as older men.
  • 800

    800
    800- Charlemagne crowned at rome. 843- Treaty of division at Verdun : Italy, France, Germany, three distinct kingdoms
  • 987 Hugh Capet

    987 Hugh Capet
    King of France through 987 A.d. to 996 A.D was the first King of the Franks of the eponymous Capetian dynasty from his election to succeed the Carolingian Louis V in 987 until his death.