France 1815 to 2003


 
The July Monarchy, 1830-48
 
 

 

 

 
 

Timeline

 
 

 

1831
Silk workers' uprising in Lyons is harshly repressed

1832
February A legitimist conspiracy is foiled in Paris

1833
28 June The education minister, Fran?ois Guizot, establishes the principle of general primary education

1834
Workers' riots in Paris and Lyons

1836
October Napoleon?s nephew, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, stages a failed coup

1839
12 May Unsuccessful insurrection led by Auguste Blanqui and Armand Barb?s

1840
6 August Another failed coup attempt by Louis-Napoleon, who is then imprisoned

15 December Napoleon's ashes are deposited in Les Invalides

1846
25 May Louis-Napoleon escapes from prison
Poor harvests lead to growing social unrest

1847
October The subjugation of Algeria is now complete

1848
A ban on a large-scale political banquet scheduled for 22 February leads to demonstrations across Paris.
Louis-Philippe abdicates
25 February A Republic is proclaimed