France 1815 to 2003


 
The Third Republic, 1870-1914
 
 

 


 
 

Timeline

 
 

 

1870
4 September Proclamation of the Republic

1871
18 January Proclamation of a united Germany
March?May the Paris Commune

1877
16 May President MacMahon dissolves the
Assembly

1879
MacMahon resigns

1882
Laws establishing free primary school education

1894
Dreyfus court-martialled for spying

1899
Establishment of the government of republican
defence under Waldeck-Rousseau

1901
1 June Establishment of the Radical Party

1905
Creation of the Socialist Party
9 December Separation of church and state

1906
Clemenceau government comes to power

1907
Repression of protests by winegrowers in Languedoc