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(1715 - 1804)

1715Louis XIV of France dies; succeeded by his great-grandson Louis XV (age 5)
1718Quadruple Alliance signed by France, the Empire, England, and Holland
1719France declares war on Spain
1723Louis XV attains majority
1725Treaty of Vienna guarantees the Pragmatic Sanction
1725Louis XV of France marries Maria Leszczynska of Poland
1729Treaty of Seville between France, Spain, and England
1733France declares war against Emperor Charles VI
1736Theodor von Neuhof elected King of Corsica
1737Last of the Medici, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, dies; Francis, Duke of Lorraine, husband of Maria Theresa, receives Tuscany; Stanislas of Poland acquires Lorraine
1738Treaty of Vienna Closes the War of Polish Succession between France and Austria. Lorraine guaranteed to France
1740War of the Austrian Succession
1742Peace of Berlin ends First Silesian War
1744King George's War (ends 1748) American phase of the War of the Austrian Succession    GO !
1744France declares war on England and on Maria Theresa
1744Second Silesian War begins
174818 October - Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends King George's War, restoring the status quo ante in the colonies; general recognition of Pragmatic Sanction and of Francis I as Holy Roman Emperor
1754The Seven Years (French and Indian) War unofficially begins
1755The French and Indian War officially begins in America    GO !
1756Treaty of Versailles; alliance between France and Austria
1756Britain declares war on France - Seven Year's War
1763The Seven Years war ends with the Treaties of Paris and Hubertusburg    GO !
1774Louis XVI becomes King of France
1774Louis XV, King of France, dies; succeeded by his grandson Louis XVI
1778American colonies sign treaties with France and Holland    GO !
1778February - France signs a treaty of alliance with the United States
1780Outbreak of Second Mysore War
1787Parliament of Paris demands summoning of States-General
1789The French Revolution begins
1790Festival of Champs de Mars, Paris; Louis XVI accepts the constitution
1790Third Mysore War
1791Louis XVI, trying to leave France with his family is caught at Varennes and returned to Paris
1791Massacre of the Champ de Mars, Paris
1791Fr. National Assembly dissolves
1792The Girondists form ministry in France; the royal family imprisoned
1792France declares war on Austria, Prussia, and Sardinia
1793Reign of Terror in France
1793Louis XVI executed
1793Reign of Terror begins
1793Queen Marie Antoinette executed
1793Holy Roman Empire declares war on France
1794"Feast of the Supreme Being" in Paris
1794The Commune of Paris abolished
1794Jacobin Club closed
1795Bread riots and White Terror in Paris
1797Peace of Campo Formio between France and Austria
1798French capture Rome: proclaim Roman Republic; Pope Pius VI leaves the city for Valence
1798King Ferdinand IV of Naples declares war on France and enters Rome
1799Austria declares war on France
1800Napoleon appoints committee of jurists to draw up Civil Code
1801Peace of Lunéville between Austria and France marks the actual end of the Holy Roman Empire
1802Peace of Amiens between Britain and France
1804Napoleon, proclaimed emperor by Senate and Tribunate, is crowned in the presence of Pope Pius VII in Paris
1804Code Napoléon promulgated
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French Revolution
A series of political acts that began in 1789 by reformers in the French Government to take away the absolute power of the King and the rich landowners and form a Government elected by all the people (a Republic). The slogan of the Revolutionaries was "Liberte, Egalite, et Fraternite".
French-Indian War
(N.American Aspect of 7 Yrs War) Anglo-French conflicts from 1754 to 1763 for territory in North America
The Quasi-War
Undeclared war fought entirely at sea between the United States and France from 1798 to 1800. In the United States, the conflict is sometimes also referred to as the Undeclared War with France.
The War of the Oranges
Brief conflict in 1801 in which France and Spain fought against Portugal.
War of Austrian Succession
Following the death of Emperor Charles VI, Prussia, France, Spain, Bavaria and Saxony declared war on Maria Theresa claiming power and territory

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Jacques Offenbach
François Couperin
Art     François Boucher
Jean Honoré Fragonard
Nicolas Lancret
Jean-Marc Nattier
Maurice Quentin de la Tour
Jean-Baptiste Perronneau
Louis Tocqué
Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin
Jean-Baptiste Greuze
Jean-Antoine Watteau
Antoine Coypel
François le Moyne
Jean-Baptiste Joseph Pater
Alexandre François Desportes
Hubert Robert
Jean-François de Troy
Charles-André van Loo
Jean-Baptiste Oudry
Claude-Joseph Vernet
Jacques-Louis David
Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson
Joseph Marie Vien
Baron Antoine-Jean Gros
Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
Hyacinthe Rigaud
Literature     Denis Diderot
Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
History     Louis XVI
Jean Paul Marat
Napoleon Bonaparte
Lucien Bonaparte
Madame de Pompadour
Louis XV (the Well-Beloved)
Comte Jean de Rochambeau
Josephine Bonaparte
Honore Gabriel Riqueti Comte de Mirabeau
Marie d'Medici
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord
Marie Joseph Gilbert Motier Marquis de Lafayette
Louis XIV (the Great, Le Roi Soleil)
Philip V
Philip V
Charles III
Jacques Necker
Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre
Edmond Charles Genêt
Philosophy     Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Charles Louis Montesquieu
Claude Adrien Helvetius
Paul Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach
Étienne Bonnot de Condillac
Marie François Pierre Gonthier de Biran
Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, chevalier de Lamarck
Pierre Paul Royer-Collard
Jean Baptiste Say
Joseph de Maistre
Pierre Jean George Cabanis
Antoine Louis Claude Destutt de Tracy
Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire

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