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Events 1 - 100 of 2,147

  • 0303-09-25 On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.
  • 0498-12-25 French King Clovis baptises himself
  • 0506-09-10 35 bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde, shedding light on the moral conditions of the clergy and laity in southern France
  • 0732-10-11 Battle at Tours: France under Karel Martel beat Moors
  • 0754-07-28 Pope Stephen II, [III] makes Pippin de Korte, King of France
  • 0823-04-05 Pope Peschalis I crowns Lotharius I, co-emperor of France
  • 0843-08-10 Treaty of Verdun: Brothers Lotharius I, Louis the German & Charles the Bald divide France
  • 0881-08-03 Battle at Saucourt: French King Louis III beats the Vikings
  • 0891-09-01 Northmen defeated near Louvaine, France
  • 0896-02-22 Pope Formosa crowned king Arnulf of Karinthie/French emperor
  • 0921-11-07 Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other
  • 0922-06-09 French republic chooses Robert I, King of France
  • 0923-06-15 Battle of Soissons: King Robert I of France is killed and King Charles the Simple is arrested by the supporters of Duke Rudolph of Burgundy.
  • 0939-10-02 Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans
  • 0954-11-12 Lotharius becomes king of France
  • 0979-06-08 Louis V de Luie, crowned King of France
  • 0987-06-19 Louis IV, crowned king of France
  • 0987-12-30 French King Hugo Capet crowns his son Robert the compassionate king
  • 0999-04-02 Gerbert of Aurillac elected as 1st French Pope
  • 1027-05-14 Robert II, the Vrome, names son Henry I, king of France
  • 1031-07-20 Henry I succeeds father Robert II as King of France

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1059-05-23 Henri I crowns his son King Philip I (called the Amorous) of France

King of France King Philip I
King of France
King Philip I
  • 1070-06-04 Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France
  • 1108-08-03 Louis VI, "the Fat One," King of France, crowned
  • 1119-06-28 Battle of Sarmada - Emir Ilghazi defeats French Crusaders
  • 1131-10-25 Crowning of Louis VII the Young, King of France
  • 1140-06-03 French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy.
  • 1148-07-24 Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade.
  • 1180-09-18 Philip Augustus becomes king of France.
  • 1198-12-26 French bishop Odo van Sully condemns Zottenfeest

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1199-03-25 Richard I, Lion Heart, King o f England, is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6.

  • 1202-04-28 King Philip II throws out John without Country, from France
  • 1204-06-01 King Philip Augustus of France conquers Rouen.
  • 1212-06-20 French & Spanish crusaders unite against the Almohaden at Toledo
  • 1214-01-08 Earl Ferrand of Flanders drops ties with France
  • 1214-07-02 Battle of La Roche-aux-Moines (Angers), part of King John of England attempt to reclaim Normandy from France
  • 1216-05-21 French crown prince Louis enters England, having been invited by barons at war with King John.
  • 1217-05-20 The Second Battle of Lincoln is fought near Lincoln, England, resulting in the defeat of Prince Louis of France by William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke.
  • 1217-08-24 Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France
  • 1217-09-12 French prince Louis & English King Henry III sign peace treaty
  • 1223-07-14 Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II
  • 1249-02-16 Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols.
  • 1250-04-13 The Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt, Louis IX of France is captured.
  • 1250-07-03 Louis IX of France is captured by Baibars' Mamluk army at the Battle of Fariskur while he is in Egypt conducting the Seventh Crusade; he later has to ransom himself.
  • 1253-07-23 Jews are expelled from Vienne France by order of Pope Innocent IV
  • 1259-12-04 Treaty of Paris: English King Henry III & French King Louis IX
  • 1260-10-24 The spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 1270-10-30 The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis ended by agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.
  • 1275-05-23 King Edward I of England orders cessation of persecution of French Jews
  • 1288-04-24 Jews of Yroyes France are accused of ritual murder
  • 1295-07-05 Scotland and France form an alliance, the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England.
  • 1296-01-09 Earl Floris V signs accord with French King
  • 1302-05-18 Bruges Matins; the nocturnal massacre of the French garrison in Bruges by local Flemish militia.
  • 1302-07-11 Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) near Kortrijk, Belgium. Flemish coalition defeat French army
  • 1303-05-20 Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English and arranges for marriage of English Prince Edward to French Princess Isabella
  • 1303-09-08 Anagni: French King Philip IV captures Pope Boniface VIII
  • 1304-08-10 -11] Battle at Zierik Sea: Dutch & French fleet beat Flemish fleet
  • 1305-06-23 French-Flemish peace treaty signed at Athis-sur-Orge
  • 1306-07-22 King Phillip the Fair, orders expulsion of Jews out of France
  • 1307-10-13 French King Philip IV convicts templars because of heresy
  • 1310-05-11 Fifty-four members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France for being heretics.
  • 1317-01-09 Phillips V, the Tall, crowned king of France
  • 1321-08-21 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake
  • 1322-06-24 Jews are expelled from France for 3rd time
  • 1328-05-27 French King Philip VI Valois crowned
  • 1328-08-23 Battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers
  • 1328-08-23 King Philip VI of France, crowned

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1340-01-26 English king Edward III proclaimed king of France

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • 1340-06-24 In the Hundred Years War, English fleet destroys the French at the battle of Sluys
  • 1340-09-25 England & France sign disarmament treaty
  • 1346-08-26 Battle of Crécy, south of Calais in northern France; Edward III's English longbows defeat Philip VI's army, cannons used for first time in battle
  • 1352-01-06 French King Jean II introduces Order of the Star
  • 1356-09-19 English forces under The Black Prince defeat French at Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during the Hundred Years War
  • 1358-05-28 Daint-Leu at Oise begins French boer uprising
  • 1358-06-10 French Jacquerie peasant leader Guillaume Cale captured at the Battle of Mello
  • 1360-03-15 French attack English south coast, raiding Winchelsea
  • 1360-05-08 Treaty of Brétigny signed by English & French
  • 1360-12-05 The French Franc is created.
  • 1362-04-06 Robber bastion Tard-Venus strikes at Brignais France
  • 1364-09-29 Battle of Auray, English forces defeat French in Brittany
  • 1367-04-13 Battle at Nájera Spain: Castile & England beat Aragon & France
  • 1376-04-03 Battle of Navarrete (Najera), English beat French
  • 1377-06-29 French raid at Rye, England
  • 1380-11-14 King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12
  • 1380-11-16 French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever
  • 1382-03-01 Maillotin uprising against taxes in France
  • 1382-11-27 Battle of Westrozebeke/Roosebeke. French army defeats the Flemish army. Flemish leader Philip Van Artevelde killed and corpse displayed
  • 1389-10-30 French King Charles VI visits pope Clemens VII
  • 1390-07-01 French & Genuese armada sails out against barbarian pirates
  • 1392-06-13 Assassination attempt on Pierre de Craon Van Clisson of France fails
  • 1394-09-17 Jews are expelled from France by order of King Charles VI
  • 1394-11-03 Jews are expelled from France by Charles VI
  • 1415-10-25 Battle of Agincourt: Henry V's forces defeat larger French army and the longbow defeats the armoured knight
  • 1419-01-19 French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
  • 1420-05-21 Treaty of Troyes following Englsh victory at Agincourt: Henry V of England and his heirs would inherit the throne of France upon the death of King Charles VI of France
  • 1421-03-21 Battle of Beauge-French beat English
  • 1422-10-28 Charles V's son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France
  • 1423-07-31 Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant - the French army is defeated at Cravant on the banks of the river Yonne.

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1429-05-07 English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 2,658

  • 0582-08-13 Arnulf of Metz, French bishop and saint (d. 640)
  • 0823-06-13 Charles II, the Bald, King of France (843-77)/emperor (875-77)
  • 0879-09-17 Charles III, [The Simple], king of France (893-923)
  • 0972-03-27 King Robert II of France (d. 1031)
  • 1008-05-04 King Henry I of France (d. 1060)
  • 1024-05-13 Hugh of Cluny, French saint (d. 1109)
  • 1040-02-22 Rashi, French rabbi (d. 1105)

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1052-05-23 King Philip I of France (d. 1108)

King of France King Philip I
King of France
King Philip I
  • 1075-02-16 Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet
  • 1081-12-01 Louis VI of France (d. 1137)
  • 1113-08-24 Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, France, conquered Normandy (d. 1151)
  • 1160-06-23 Johannes de Matha, French saint/founder (Trinitarians)
  • 1160-10-04 Alys, Countess of the Vexin, daughter of Louis VII of France (d. 1220)
  • 1165-08-21 Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)
  • 1170-04-23 Isabelle of Hainaut, queen of France (d. 1190)
  • 1187-09-05 Louis VIII, [Coeur-de-Lion] king of France (1223-26)
  • 1188-03-04 Blanche of Castile, wife of Louis VIII of France (d. 1252)
  • 1213-03-09 Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader (d. 1271)
  • 1214-04-25 Louis IX, King of France (1226-70)
  • 1220-11-11 Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (d. 1271)
  • 1245-04-03 Philips III, the Stout, King of France (1270-85)
  • 1245-04-30 King Philip III of France (d. 1285)
  • 1254-05-13 Maria of Brabant, queen of France (d. 1321)
  • 1270-03-12 Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (d. 1325)
  • 1289-10-04 Louis X, the Stubborn, king of France (1314-16)
  • 1291-10-31 Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet
  • 1315-05-20 Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349)
  • 1316-11-15 Jean I, King of France (Nov 15-19, 1316) (he lived only 5 days)
  • 1319-04-16 King John II of France (d. 1364)
  • 1321-09-29 John of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (d. 1387)
  • 1326-05-08 Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)
  • 1330-09-28 Nicolas Flamel, French alchemist (d. 1417?)
  • 1338-01-21 King Charles V, (Charles the Wise), of France (1364-80)
  • 1338-02-03 Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378)
  • 1344-09-18 Marie Valois, Princess of France (d. 1404)
  • 1363-12-14 John Van [Jean C] Gerson, French theologist
  • 1367-01-06 Richard II, Bordeaux, France, King of England (1377-99) (d. 1400)
  • 1368-02-03 Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422)
  • 1368-12-03 Charles VI, [the Well-Beloved], king of France (1380-1422)
  • 1371-05-28 John, the Fearless, Burgundy France, Duke of Burgundy/warrior
  • 1372-03-13 Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans, brother of Charles VI of France (d. 1407)
  • 1387-08-29 Henry V, king of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19)
  • 1394-11-24 Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (d. 1465)
  • 1401-08-16 Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)
  • 1402-11-23 Jean de Dunois, French soldier (d. 1468)
  • 1403-02-22 Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), drove the English out from Northern France, (d. 1461)
  • 1404-10-14 Marie of Anjou, queen of France (d. 1463)
  • 1409-03-02 John II, French duke of Alencon/co-fighter of Jeanne d'arc

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1412-01-06 Joan of Arc, Domrémy, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date) (d. 1431)

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc

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1430-03-23 Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI of England, born in Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, France (d. 1482)

Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England Margaret of Anjou
Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England
Margaret of Anjou
  • 1462-06-27 Louis XII, the Just, King of France (1498-1515)
  • 1464-04-23 Johanna van Valois, Queen of France
  • 1465-02-04 French van Brederode, leader of Hoeksen
  • 1466-03-21 French van Brederode, leader Hoeksen
  • 1470-06-30 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), invaded Italy
  • 1476-09-11 Louise of Savoye, French mother/regentes of king Francois I

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1491-12-31 Jacques Cartier, French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France, born in St. Malo, Brittany (d. 1557)

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • 1493-03-15 Anne Pierre Adrien duke of Montmorency, marshal of France
  • 1494-09-12 King Francis I of France (1515-47), (d. 1547)
  • 1494-12-20 Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)
  • 1496-03-18 Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England and queen consort of Louis XII of France (d. 1533)
  • 1498-04-09 John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman (d. 1550)
  • 1498-11-15 Eleonore of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (d. 1558)
  • 1499-09-03 Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II of France (d. 1566)
  • 1499-10-14 Claude of France, wife of Louis XII of France (d. 1524)

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1503-12-14 Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, astrologist/prophet (Les Propheties), (d. 1566)

Astrologer/Prophet Nostradamus
Astrologer/Prophet
Nostradamus
  • 1506-02-02 René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (d. 1583)
  • 1506-04-13 Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (d. 1546)
  • 1507-09-27 Guillaume Rondelet, Montpellier, French Naturalist famous for his study of marine animals
  • 1509-08-03 Étienne Dolet, French scholar (d. 1546)
  • 1510-10-25 Renée of France, French princess and Duchess of Ferrara (d. 1574)
  • 1513-10-30 Jacques Amyot, French humanist/translator/abbot of Bellozanne, born in Melun (d. 1593)
  • 1515-11-22 Marie Guise, French wife of king James V of Scotland
  • 1515-12-22 Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland
  • 1516-10-23 Charlotte de Valois, princess of France (d. 1524)
  • 1517-07-25 Jacques Peletier (du Mans), French poet/scientist
  • 1518-08-08 Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)
  • 1519-02-16 Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral
  • 1519-02-17 Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)

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1519-03-31 Henry II, King of France (1547-59)

King of France Henry II
King of France
Henry II
  • 1519-04-13 Catherine de' Medici, Italian born Queen consort to Henry II of France and later regent to her sons
  • 1519-06-24 Theodore Beza, French theologian (d. 1605)
  • 1521-04-18 Francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac)
  • 1523-04-05 Blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596)
  • 1523-06-05 Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1573)
  • 1524-08-23 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)
  • 1526-04-12 Marc-Antoine de Muret, French humanist, born in Muret
  • 1526-04-12 Muretus, French humanist (d. 1585)
  • 1527-10-21 Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (d. 1578)
  • 1528-01-07 Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarra/mother of French King Henry IV
  • 1529-06-07 Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and man of letters (d. 1615)
  • 1530-05-07 Louis I Condé, French prince/leader of hugenots
  • 1530-07-03 Claude Fauchet, French historian (d. 1601)
  • 1530-11-01 Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer (d. 1563)
  • 1533-02-28 Michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher
  • 1537-07-20 Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (d. 1604)
  • 1539-11-01 Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (d. 1596)
  • 1541-01-26 Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)
  • 1543-04-01 François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (d. 1626)

Famous Weddings

  • 1152-05-16 Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Henri of Anjou, handing the future King Henry II of England most of France, which is why kings of England claimed France for centuries thereafter.
  • 1160-11-13 Marriage of Louis VII of France with Adele of Champagne.
  • 1491-12-06 King Charles VIII of France marries Anna of Bretagne
  • 1514-10-09 King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII (sister of Henry VIII)

HeartWedding of Interest

1533-10-28 Prince Henry of France (later Henry II) (14) marries Florentine noblewoman Catherine de' Medici (14)

King of France Henry II
King of France
Henry II

HeartWedding of Interest

1558-04-24 Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francois

Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart
Queen of Scotland
Mary Stuart
  • 1575-02-13 Henry III of France marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont.
  • 1575-04-24 William (the Silent) of Orange marries 3rd wife Charlotte de Bourbon and former French nun
  • 1600-12-17 Marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici.

HeartWedding of Interest

1625-06-13 English king Charles I marries French princess Henriette

King Charles I
King
Charles I

HeartWedding of Interest

1660-06-09 French King Louis XIV (21) marries Maria Theresa of Spain (21) at Saint-Jean-de-Luz

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
Queen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of Spain
Queen of Louis XIV
Maria Theresa of Spain
  • 1684-01-12 French King Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon
  • 1725-09-05 French King Louis XV marries Polish princess Mary Lesczynski
  • 1736-02-12 Maria Theresa Habsburg marries French Stefanus (emperor Francois I)

HeartWedding of Interest

1770-05-16 Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette

HeartWedding of Interest

1771-05-14 King of France Louis XVIII weds princess Maria Giuseppina of Savoy at the Palace of Versailles

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
Louis XVIII

HeartWedding of Interest

1796-03-09 French Leader Napoléon Bonaparte (26) marries 1st wife Joséphine de Beauharnais (32), changing her name from Rose

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

HeartWedding of Interest

1849-05-29 Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • 1850-03-14 French writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac marries Ewelina Hańska in Berdyczów, Ukraine
  • 1853-01-30 Emperor and French President Napoleon III marries Eugenie de Montijo, Countess of Teba

HeartWedding of Interest

1895-07-26 Physicist and chemist Marie Curie (27) weds physicist Pierre Curie (36) in Sceaux, France

Physicist Marie Curie
Physicist
Marie Curie

HeartWedding of Interest

1919-02-15 Author Maurice Maeterlinck (56) weds actress Renée Dahon in Nice, France

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck

HeartWedding of Interest

1921-04-07 French president Charles de Gaulle (30) weds Yvonne Vendroux (20)

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle

HeartWedding of Interest

1925-01-28 Actress Gloria Swanson (25) weds aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (26) in Paris, France

HeartWedding of Interest

1926-10-04 Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie (29) weds physicist Frédéric Joliot (26) in Paris, France

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie

HeartWedding of Interest

1929-12-07 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (52) weds Andrée Joséphine Carron in Aix-les-Bains, France

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III

HeartWedding of Interest

1935-08-19 French singer Edith Piaf (19) weds Andrew Johnseppe in Belleville, Paris

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf

HeartWedding of Interest

1937-06-03 Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII) weds Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson in France

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-12-03 Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 1944-10-09 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (67) weds 1930 Miss France Yvonne Blanche Labrousse (38) in Geneva, Switzerland

HeartWedding of Interest

1962-08-17 Actor Jack Lemmon (37) weds actress/model Felicia Farr (29) in Paris, France

HeartWedding of Interest

1971-05-12 Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger (27) weds actress and model Bianca Pérez-Mora Macia (26) at St Tropez Town Hall, France

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

HeartWedding of Interest

1983-08-06 Film director Philippe de Broca (50) weds actress Margot Kidder (34) in France

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • 1984-09-14 Stage and screen actor Gene Wilder (51) weds "Saturday Night Live" actress-comedian Gilda Radner (38) in France
  • 1993-04-21 Rolling Stone Bill Wyman weds Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria

HeartWedding of Interest

1994-12-17 Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora
  • 1995-05-27 "Friends" actress Lisa Kudrow (31) weds French advertising executive Michel Stern (37) in Malibu
  • 1999-07-28 "Sixteen Candles" actress Molly Ringwald (31) weds French writer Valery Lamerignere in Bordeaux, France
  • 2003-09-25 Prince of Venice and Piedmont Emanuele Filiberto (31) weds French actress Clotilde Courau (34) at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome
  • 2005-12-03 French heiress Athina Onassis (20) weds Olympic gold medalist equestrian Alvaro de Miranda Neto (32) in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2006-05-06 Race car driver "Champ Car World Series" two time winner Sebastien Bourdais (27) weds Claire Bagot at Cathedral Saint-Julien in Le Mans, France
  • 2006-07-29 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) weds singer Kid Rock (35) at Thunder Gulch yacht in Saint-Tropez, France
  • 2006-09-16 Aga Khan's son Prince Hussain weds Kristin White on the grounds of Chateau de Chantilly in France

HeartWedding of Interest

2007-07-07 Actress and model Eva Longoria (37) weds NBA player Tony Parker (30) at The Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris, France

Actress Eva Longoria
Actress
Eva Longoria

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-02-02 23rd French Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy (53) weds supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni (39) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy
  • 2008-03-23 France's former first lady Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz (50) weds Moroccan-born public relations executive Richard Attias (48) in Manhattan, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-02-14 Actress Salma Hayek (42) weds French billionaire and PPR CEO Francois-Henri Pinault (46) in Paris

Actress Salma Hayek
Actress
Salma Hayek

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-03-15 Stand-up comedian and writer Sacha Baron Cohen (40) weds actress Isla Fisher (36) in Paris, France

Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
Comedian/Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen
Actress Isla Fisher
Actress
Isla Fisher

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-07-31 R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys (31) weds Grammy Award winning rapper Swizz Beatz (33) at a private home on the French island of Corsica

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-songwriter
Alicia Keys
  • 2011-08-27 Oscar winner Sofia Coppola (41) weds vocalist of French indie rock band "Phoenix" Thomas Mars at the family villa, Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy
  • 2011-09-03 English DJ and musician Mark Ronson (36) weds french actress Josephine De La Baume (27) in Aix-en-Provence, France

HeartWedding of Interest

2013-05-04 Actress Keira Knightley (28) weds musician James Righton (29) in France

HeartWedding of Interest

2013-07-01 Canadian singer Avril Lavigne (28) weds Canadian singer Chad Kroeger (38) at the Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France.

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne
  • 2013-07-13 "Catwoman" actress Halle Berry (46) weds actor Olivier Martinez (47) at Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France

HeartWedding of Interest

2014-08-23 Actress Angelina Jolie (39) weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt (50) in Correns, France

  • 2014-09-08 Actress Ashley Tisdale (29) weds singer Christopher French at a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California

Famous Divorces

  • 1499-01-08 Louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep duchy for the crown

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1809-12-16 Napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Joséphine by French Senate

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 2,169

  • 0394-09-08 Arbogast, French general, commits suicide
  • 0511-11-11 Clovis, king of Salische France/founder of Merovingische, dies at 45
  • 0511-11-27 Clovis, 1st King of France, dies at about 45
  • 0524-06-21 Chlodomir, king of the France to Orleans (511-24), dies at about 28
  • 0545-06-03 Chlotilde, wife of French King Clovis/saint, dies at about 70
  • 0558-12-23 Childebert, king of France (511-58), dies at about 62
  • 0561-11-29 Chlotarius I, king of the France (558-61), dies at about 61
  • 0593-03-28 Guntram, French King in Burgundy, dies at about 67
  • 0660-12-01 Eligius/Eloy, French bishop of Tournay-Noyon/saint, dies
  • 0711-04-14 Childebert III, king of French, dies at about 27
  • 0768-09-24 Pippin III, the short, King of France, dies at 53
  • 0783-07-12 Bertha "with the great feet", wife of French King Pippin III, dies
  • 0794-08-10 Fastrada, 3rd wife of French King Charles the Great, dies at 30
  • 0804-05-19 Alcuin of York, English scholar, dies in Tours France at 69
  • 0833-07-20 Ansegis/Ansegius, French abbot of Fontenelle/author, dies at about 63
  • 0840-03-14 Eginhard, French nobleman/biographer (Vita Karoli Magni), dies at 69
  • 0840-06-20 Louis de Vrome, emperor of French rich, dies
  • 0843-04-19 Judith, French empress/2nd wife of Louis de Vrome, dies
  • 0855-09-29 Lotharius I, Romanian-French emperor (signed Treaty of Verdun), dies
  • 0856-02-04 Hrabanus Maurus, East France, archbishop of Mainz, dies
  • 0875-08-12 Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50
  • 0875-12-16 Ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75
  • 0876-08-28 Louis the German, King of East France Empire (833-76), dies
  • 0876-09-08 Lodewijk de Duitser, king of East French Republic (833-76), dies at 72
  • 0877-10-06 Charles II the Bald, King of France/ Holy Roman emperor (875-77), dies at 54
  • 0882-08-05 King Louis III of France (b. 863)
  • 0882-08-25 Louis III, King of France (879-82), dies at 19
  • 0884-12-12 Carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies
  • 0898-01-01 Odo, earl of Paris/king of France (888-98), dies at about 39
  • 0899-12-08 Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies
  • 0923-06-15 Robert I, King of France (922-23), dies in battle
  • 0929-10-07 Charles III, the Plain, King of France (893-929), dies
  • 0936-01-15 King Rudolph of France
  • 0943-11-02 Queen Emma of France, (b. 894)
  • 0954-09-10 Louis IV, of overseas, King of France, dies
  • 0956-06-16 Hugo, the Great, duke of France, dies
  • 0986-03-01 King Lothair of France (b. 941)
  • 0986-03-02 Lotharius, King of France (954-86), dies at 44
  • 0987-05-21 Louis V, last Carlovingians King of France (966-987), dies
  • 0987-05-22 Louis V le Faineant, the Lazy, king of France (986-87), poisoned at 20
  • 0996-10-24 Hugo Capet, king of France (987-96), dies at 58
  • 1003-05-12 Gerbert, French scholar, dies in Rome
  • 1003-05-12 Pope Sylvester/Silvester II, [Gerbert van Aurillac], 1st French Pope (999-1003), dies
  • 1004-11-13 Abbo van Fleury, [Floriacensis], French abbott/saint, dies
  • 1031-07-20 Robert II de Vrome, King of France (996-1031), dies
  • 1060-08-04 Henry I, King of France (1027-60), dies at 52
  • 1067-09-01 Baldwin V, Count of Flanders/guardian of King of France, dies
  • 1088-01-06 Berengarius of Tours, French theologist, dies
  • 1089-05-28 Lanfrance, Archbishop of Canterbury, dies
  • 1099-07-29 Urban II, [Odo van Lagery], French Pope (1088-99), dies
  • 1101-10-18 Hugh of Vermandois, son of Henry I of France (b. 1053)
  • 1109-01-26 Albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies
  • 1111-03-07 Bohemund I of Tarente, French ruler of Antioch, dies
  • 1112-10-05 Sigebert of Gembloux, French chronicler
  • 1113-06-19 Odo/Odardus van Kamerijk, French writer/bishop of Kamerijk, dies
  • 1115-06-08 Peter van Amiens, French minister of crusades, dies at about 64
  • 1115-07-08 Petrus van Amiens, French Crusades predictor, dies
  • 1116-12-23 Ivo van Chartres, French canonist/bishop of Chartres/saint, dies
  • 1130-01-07 Baldricus Burgoliensis, French historian/archbishop, dies at about 83
  • 1133-12-18 Hildebert, French writer
  • 1137-08-01 Louis VI, King of France, dies (1108-37)
  • 1142-04-21 Pierre Abélard, French writer (b. 1079)
  • 1151-01-13 Abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081)
  • 1153-08-20 Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies
  • 1154-11-18 Adélaide de Maurienne, wife of Louis VI of France (b. 1092)
  • 1160-07-20 Peter Lombard, French theologian
  • 1171-06-09 Jacob Ben Meir, [Rabbenu Tam], French Tosofist, dies
  • 1174-07-11 Amalrik I, [Morri], French King of Jerusalem, dies
  • 1180-09-18 Louis VII, King of France, dies
  • 1180-09-19 Louis VII, the Younger, King of France (1137-80), dies at 59
  • 1187-07-04 Reinoud van Châtillon, French prince of Antioch, dies
  • 1188-10-11 Robert I of Dreux, son of Louis VI of France
  • 1197-09-22 Petrus Cantor, French theologist (Verbum Abbreviatum), dies
  • 1198-03-11 Marie de Champagne, daughter of Louis VII of France (b. 1145)
  • 1199-04-06 Pierre Basile, French soldier
  • 1201-07-20 Agnes of France, queen of France, dies [or 7/18]
  • 1205-09-03 Petrus van Poitiers, French theologist (Sententiarum libri V), dies
  • 1206-06-04 Adèle of Champagne, wife of Louis VII of France
  • 1208-01-15 Peter of Castelnau, French nobleman, murdered
  • 1213-12-17 Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53
  • 1214-07-27 Stefan van Longchamp, French knight, dies in battle
  • 1217-08-24 Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle
  • 1218-06-25 Simon de Montfort the elder, 5th Earl of Leicester, French crusader dies in the siege of Toulouse
  • 1223-07-14 King Philip II of France (1180-1223) dies at 57
  • 1226-11-08 Louis VIII, the Lion, King of France (1223-26), dies at 39
  • 1236-12-23 Philippus Cancellarius, French theologist/poet (Summa Cum Laude), dies
  • 1245-02-08 Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies
  • 1250-02-08 Robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216)
  • 1252-11-26 Blanche of Castile, Queen of Louis VIII of France (b. 1188)
  • 1263-03-19 Hugo of St-Cher/a S Caro, French cardinal, dies
  • 1264-10-02 Urbanus IV, [Jacques Pantaleon], French Pope (1261-64), dies
  • 1270-08-25 Louis IX, the Saint, King of France (1226-70), dies from plague at 56
  • 1271-01-28 Isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247)
  • 1271-08-21 Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220)
  • 1271-10-27 Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader (b. 1213)
  • 1274-07-15 John F Bonaventura, Ital/French theologist/dominican/saint, dies
  • 1274-08-15 Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne (b. 1201)
  • 1285-10-05 King Philip III of France (b. 1245)
  • 1295-12-21 Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)
  • 1296-11-01 Guillaume Durand, French writer (b. 1230)