France Timeline

58 BCE

Gallic Wars


Birth of William the Conqueror


Robert I of Normandy dies on pilgrimage; son William becomes Duke of Normandy at age 7

7 Jun 1520

King Henry VIII and King Francis I meet at Field of Cloth of Gold


France introduces the decimal system.

20 Mar 1815

The Hundred Days: Napoleon briefly regains power in France

Sep 1916

British introduce first tanks during Battle of the Somme

3 Sep 1939

Britain and France Declare War on Germany