Corsica administered by
Bank of Saint George
The island had major
strategic importance, as it was located on the sea route between
Spain and Italy, which was vital for the Holy Roman Empire
Invasion of Corsica (1553) in 1559 the French returned Corsica
France loses Canada in the
Conquest of 1760
1768 - 1769
French conquest of Corsica
Corsican Republic was occupied by French forces under the
command of the
Comte de Vaux.
American Revolutionary War
2 August 1776
Declaration of independence
Virginia Declaration of Rights (United States, 1776) a
document drafted in 1776 to proclaim the inherent
rights of men, including the right to reform or abolish "inadequate"
government. It influenced a number of later documents, including the
United States Declaration of Independence (1776), the
United States Bill of Rights (1789), and the
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789)
1776 to 1785
Benjamin Franklin served as the American ambassador to France
24 June 1779 – 7 February 1783
Great Siege of Gibraltar
British forces moved through Virginia and settled at Yorktown, but
their escape was blocked by a French
naval victory in September. Led by
Count Rochambeau and Washington,
a combined Franco-American army launched a
siege at Yorktown and captured more than 8,000 British troops in
Battle of the Chesapeake
In October 1781, a plan
had been worked out between Admiral Comte de Grasse, commander of
the French fleet in the West Indies, and
Francisco Saavedra de Sangronis, General Bureau for the Spanish
Indies, court representative and aide to the Spanish
Governor of Louisiana,
Bernardo de Gálvez. The strategic objectives of the
Franco-Spanish military forces in the West Indies in this plan were:
to aid the Americans and defeat the British naval squadron at New York
to capture the British Windward Islands and
to conquer Jamaica
Battle of the Saintes
Battle of the Mona Passage on 19 April.
October 28: Naloleon graduates
from Ecole Militaire with the rank of second lieutenant in the
November 3: Stationed in
Constitutional Convention (United States)
Convention took place from May 14 to September 17, 1787, in
5 May 1789
14 July 1789
Storming of the Bastille
26 August 1789 the Assembly published the
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which
comprised a statement of principles rather than a constitution with
éclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen
Lafayette helped write the
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, with the
assistance of Thomas Jefferson. He was a close friend of
Alexander Hamilton, and
Committee of Revisions,
was struck September 1790
Declaration of Pillnitz
French Constitution of 1791
War of the First Coalition
Louis XVI reluctantly
declared war on Austria on
20 April 1792 bowing to the assembly's wishes. Prussia allied
29 April engagement near
25 July of the
Brunswick Manifesto Louis XVI received a copy and agreed.
Storming of the Tuileries
Legislative Assembly suspended the monarchy on 11 August after
Storming of the Tuileries Palace
20 Sep the
Battle of Valmy
22 September 1792 to 2
November 1795, the
was governed by the
whose president (elected from within for a 14-day term)
trial of Louis XVI
21 January 1793
execution of Louis XVI
February 1793 the newly formed
French Republic declared war on
December 22: For his
brilliant tactical command (although a subordinate officer, he was
widely credited for the victory) at an internal
battle at Toulon, Napoleon receives the new rank of brigadier
Capture of San Pietro and Sant'Antioco
Action of 18 June 1793
Action of 31 July 1793
Raid on Genoa
Action of 20 October 1793
Action of 24 October 1793
in December 1793
August 9–20: Napoleon is
imprisoned under suspicion of being a
Jacobin and a supporter of
Siege of Calvi
2 Jan-9 Feb
Sunda Strait campaign of January 1794
Capture of Fort-Dauphin (1794)
Action of 23 April 1794
Atlantic campaign of May 1794
Action of 5 May 1794
Action of 7 May 1794
Frigate action of 29 May 1794
Glorious First of June, 1 June 1794
Action of 8 June 1794
Battle of Mykonos
Action of 21 October 1794
Battle of Île Ronde
Action of 6 November 1794
Croisière du Grand Hiver
5 Oct Royalist
13 Vendémiaire rising put down by Napoleon
2 Nov until 10 Nov
1799, a period commonly known as the "Directory era".
collective leadership of five directors, it preceded the
Consulate established in a coup d'etat by Napoleon.
13 Vendémiaire rising put down by Napoleon. Barras helps
Napoleon win promotion to Commander of the Interior.
October 15: At the home
of Paul François Barras, a Directory member, Napoleon meets Rose de
2 November: Directory
Action of 14 February 1795
Action of 8 March 1795
Battle of Genoa (1795)
Action of 10 April 1795
16-17 Jun 1795
Battle of Groix
Action of 24 June 1795
Battle of Hyères Islands
Action of 22 August 1795
Action of 7 October 1795
March 2: Napoleon is
given command of the French army in Italy
March 11: Italian
campaign against Austria begins
May 10: Napoleon wins the
Battle of Lodi
Treaty of San Ildefonso, Spain becomes an alley of France
October 19, 1796, the French
reconquered Bastia and Corsica became a French
November 17: Napoleon
Battle of Arcole
Action of 12 May 1796
Action of 31 May 1796
Atlantic raid of June 1796
Capitulation of Saldanha Bay
28 Aug-5 Sep
Action of 9 September 1796
Action of 13 October 1796
Action of 19 December 1796
January 14: Napoleon wins
Battle of Rivoli
October 17: Treaty of
Campo-Formio with Austria.
December 5: Napoleon
returns to Paris as a hero
Action of 13 January 1797
Indefatigable, Amazon, Droits de l'Homme
Action of 25 January 1797
Bali Strait Incident
Battle of Cape St Vincent (1797)
Battle of Jean-Rabel
Action of 26 April 1797
Assault on Cádiz (1797)0
Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (1797)
Battle of Camperdown
1798-1800 Quasi-War (an
undeclared war fought almost entirely at sea between the United
States of America and the French Republic).
War of the Second Coalition
May 19: Napoleon begins
his Egyptian campaign with an army of 38,000
July 21: Wins
Battle of the Pyramids against Mamelukes in Egypt
July 24: Fall of Cairo
August 2: Under the
command of Admiral Nelson, the British fleet destroys the French
navy in the
Battle of the Nile. Napoleon's army is cut off from supplies and
Raid on Manila (1798)
Battle of the Raz de Sein
Battle of the Îles Saint-Marcouf
Action of 30 May 1798
Action of 27 June 1798
Action of 30 June 1798
Action of 15 July 1798
Battle of the Nile
Action of 18 August 1798
Battle of St. George's Caye
Battle of Tory Island
Action of 24 October 1798
Action of 14 December 1798
August 23: Receiving news
of turmoil in France, Napoleon relinquishes command in Egypt and
returns to Paris, a so-called Coup d’état
27 Aug-7 Nov
Anglo-Russian Invasion of Holland
Coup of Brumaire
Napoleon overthrows the Directory.
December 12: Napoleon
First Consul of the Consulate.
Action of 19 January 1799
Macau Incident (1799)
Action of 6 February 1799
Action of 9 February 1799 (South Africa)
Action of 28 February 1799
Action of 18 June 1799
Action of 7 July 1799
Action of 16 October 1799
Cutting out of the Hermione
Battle of Port Louis
Battle of Marengo.
Third Treaty of San Ildefonso
December 24: Napoleon
Battle of the Malta Convoy (1800)
Action of 31 March 1800
Action of 7 April 1800
Raid on Dunkirk (1800)
Action of 4 August 1800
Action of 10 December 1800
February 9: Treaty with
Austria signed at Lunéville:
Treaty of Lunéville.
Concordant of 1801.
Battle of Algeciras.
Jan, Mar, Apr
Ganteaume's expeditions of 1801
Action of 19 February 1801
Landing of a 17,500-strong
army and its equipment at Abu Qir
Battle of Copenhagen (1801)
Action of 6 May 1801
Action of 24 June 1801
6 July 1801
First Battle of Algeciras
12 July 1801
Second Battle of Algeciras
Battle of Mahé
Raids on Boulogne
Treaty of Amiens.
May 1: Napoleon
restructures French educational system.
May 19: Legion of Honour
August 2: New
constitution adopted, plebiscite confirms Napoleon as
First Consul for life.
War of the Third Coalition
Napoleon's planned invasion of the United Kingdom
May 3: Napoleon sells the
Louisiana territory to the U.S.A.
May 18: Britain declares
war on France.
May 26: France invades
Royal Navy blockade of the French ports (1803)
Royal Navy blockade of the Spanish ports (1803)
Expedition to Surinam
Action of 28 June 1803
28 June 1803
Blockade of Saint-Domingue
Linois's expedition to the Indian Ocean
March 21: Introduction of
Civil Code (also known as Napoleon Code).
May: Napoleon proclaimed
Emperor by the Senate.
December 2: Napoleon
crowns himself Emperor, in the company of the Pope.
Feby. 15th. 1804
Linois's expedition to the Indian Ocean
15 February 1804
Battle of Pulo Aura
15 September 1804
Battle of Vizagapatam
Raid on Boulogne
Action of 5 October 1804
Battle of Ulm.
Battle of Caldiero.
Battle of Austerlitz.
31 May and 2 June 1805
Battle of Diamond Rock
Action of 15 July 1805
Action of 10 August 1805
4 November 1805
Battle of Cape Ortegal
Allemand's expedition of 1805
Allemand's escape from Lorient
Anglo-Russian invasion of Naples
West Indies islands campaign
21 October 1805
Battle of Trafalgar
Battle of Trafalgar.,Admiral
Lord Nelson Killed.
The Trafalgar campaign
1805 campaign of the sea lanes (1805–1810)
Basque Roads operation
French commerce raiding campaign of 1805
Battle of Cape Finisterre (1805)
March 30: Napoleon names
Joseph Bonaparte, king of Naples, and appoints other family
members to various other posts.
July 12: Confederation of
the Rhine, Napoleon as ‘protector’. Initially had 16 member states,
later others added, including kingdoms of Saxony and Westphalia.
Holy Roman Empire abolished.
September 15: Prussia
joins Britain and Russia against Napoleon.
Battle of Jena and
Battle of Auerstadt.
November 21: The
Berlin Decree (1806), which initiated the
Continental System was issued.
6 February 1806
Battle of San Domingo
Atlantic campaign of 1806
Action of 13 March 1806
Action of 21 April 1806
Action of 9 July 1806
Action of 26 July 1806
Action of 23 August 1806
Action of 25 September 1806
Action of 18 October 1806
Adriatic islands campaign of 1806
Java campaign of 1806–1807
Java campaign of 1806–07
Raid on Batavia (1806)
Buenos Aires operation of 1806
Escape of the Portuguese fleet
Gunboat War was the naval conflict between
Denmark–Norway and the
Peninsular War a military conflict between Napoleon's empire and
the allied powers of Spain, Britain and Portugal for control of the
Battle of Eylau.
Battle of Friedland.
Treaty of Tilsit signed between Russia and France.
October : Napoleon and
Spain divide Portugal through a secret treaty.
14 February 1807
Raid on Samaná
Battle of the Dardanelles (1807)
1 October 1807
Capture of the Jeune Richard
Alexandria expedition of 1807
5–11 December 1807
Raid on Griessie
Imperial University established.
May 2: Spanish people
rise up against France. Often referred to as
Dos de Mayo Uprising.
July 7: Joseph crowned
King of Spain, after Portugal revolts against the Continental
System/Blockade Napoleon had put in place. Napoleon collected 5
armies to advance into Portugal and 'bullied' the Spanish royal
family into resigning.
Action of 4 April 1808
April 28, 1808
Battle of Furuholm
14 June 1808
Capture of the Rosily Squadron
Action of 10 November 1808
British landing in Portugal (1808)
Evacuation of the La Romana Division
Capture of the Rosily Squadron
Royal Navy supply of Prussian fortresses
War of the Fifth Coalition
Battle of Raszyn.
Battle of Aspern-Essling - First defeat of Napoleon in 10 years.
Battle of Wagram - Success for Napoleon, Austria loses territory
and must enforce the
Treaty of Schönbrunn signed.
December 14: Public
announcement of Napoleon's divorce from Joséphine.
Action of 22 January 1809
Troude's expedition to the Caribbean
Action of 10 February 1809
23 February 1809
Battle of Les Sables-d'Olonne
Action of 27 February 1809
Action of 6 April 1809
11 April 1809
Battle of the Basque Roads
Action of 31 May 1809
20 – 28 September 1809
Raid on Saint-Paul
Action of 18 November 1809
Roquebert's expedition to the Caribbean
British invasion of Naples (1809)
Mauritius campaign of 1809–1811
Mauritius campaign of 1809–11
1809 Corunna and Vigo evacuation
British landing in Portugal (1809)
Royal Navy Peninsular War supply operation
The Russo-Swedish 1809 Campaign
March 11: Napoleon
marries Marie Louise of Austria by proxy in Vienna.
April 1: Napoleon
officially marries Marie Louise of Austria in Paris.
Action of 3 July 1810
7 – 9 July
Invasion of Île Bonaparte
Battle of Grand Port
Capture of three
31 Aug The
(brig-sloop, guns-18, crew-121), captained by GH Guion, was rescued
by the Repulse (74-gun third rate ship of the line), captained by
John Richard Delap Halliday
(Later Admiral Tollemache)
Action of 13 September 1810
Action of 18 September 1810
Action of 15 November 1810
29 November – 3 December
Invasion of Isle de France
Adriatic campaign of 1807–1814
British Capri invasion
British invasion of Sicily (1810)
Anglo-Swedish War (1810–1812)
March 20: Napoleon's son
born, referred to as the "King of Rome".
Action of 24 March 1811
20 May 1811
Battle of Tamatave
Battle of Lissa (1811)
Action of 29 November 1811
Invasion of Java (1811)
Battle of Salamanca.
Battle of Smolensk.
September 1: Moscow
September 7, 1812:
Battle of Borodino.
September 14: Napoleon
arrives in Moscow to find the city abandoned and set alight by the
inhabitants; retreating in the midst of a frigid winter, the army
suffers great losses.
October 19: Beginning of
the Great Retreat.
Battle of Maloyaroslavets.
November: Crossing of the
Grande Armée expelled from Russia.
Captain Codrington vs The
On the morning of January 30, Rainbow and Merope encountered Curaçoa
just off the town of Vilassar de Mar flying signal flags indicating
she had observed the French army advancing along the coast road. The
three ships then took the French under fire killing and wounding a
number of troops and forcing them to fall back on Barcelona and take
a more circuitous inland route to their objective.
22 February 1812
Battle of Pirano
Action of 22 May 1812
Anglo-American War of 1812 to 1815
First Battle of Sacket's Harbor 19 July 1812
USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere 19 August 1812
Capture of HMS Frolic 18 October 1812
Action off Madeira 25 October 1812
Action off Kingston 6 November 1812
Action off Brazil 29 December 1812
Mar 1813-May 1814
War of the Fifth Coalition
Battle of Luneburg
Battle of Lützen.
Battle of Bautzen.
Battle of Haynau
Armistice of Poischwitz.
Battle of Vitoria.
Siege of Danzig.
Battle of Großbeeren.
Battle of Dresden.
Battle of Katzbach.
Battle of Hagelberg
Battle of Kulm.
Battle of San Marcial
Battle of Dennewitz.
Battle of the Göhrde.
Battle of Altenburg.
Battle of Wartenburg.
Battle of Bidassoa.
Battle of Liebertwolkwitz.
Battle of Leipzig.
Battle of Hanau.
Battle of Nivelle.
October 31: End of the
Siege of Pamplona
Battle of Bornhöved.
Battles of the Nive.
Battle of Sehestedt.
Action of 7 February 1813
Action in the Demerara River 24 February 1813
Battle of Rappahannock River 3 April 1813
Battle of York 27 April 1813
Battle of Fort George 25-27 May 1813
Action off James Island 28 May 1813
Second Battle of Sacket's Harbor 28 May – 29 May 1813
Battle of Boston Harbor 1 June 1813
Action off Charles Island 14 July 1813
Action off Bermuda 5 August 1813
Action off the Niagara 10 August 1813
Action off St. David's Head 14 August 1813
Action off Pemaquid Point 5 September 1813
Battle of Lake Erie 10 September 1813
Action off the Genesee 11 September 1813
"Burlington Races" 28 September 1813
Action of 5 November 1813
1813–1814 High Seas operations
1813–1814 Great Lakes operations
Six Days Campaign.
Battle of Garris
Battle of Orthez
Battle of Toulouse
Battle of Paris.
April 4: Napoleon
abdicates his rule and Louis XVIII, a Bourbon, is restored to the
Treaty of Fontainebleau (1814) Napoleon agrees to exile in Elba,
the allies agree to pay his family a pension.
Battle of Bayonne
May 4: Napoleon is exiled
to Elba; his wife and son take refuge in Vienna
26–27 March 1814
Battle of Jobourg
Battle of Valparaiso 28 March 1814
Action in the Straits of Florida 20 April 1814
Action off Cape Canaveral 28 April 1814
Battle of Fort Oswego (1814) 6 May 1814
Battle of Big Sandy Creek 29-30 May 1814
Sinking of HMS Reindeer 28 June 1814
Action at Nottawasaga 14 August 1814
Sinking of HMS Avon 1 September 1814
Capture of the
Scorpion and Tigress 2-6 September
Battle of Plattsburgh 11 September 1814
Battle of Baltimore 12-15 September 1814
First Battle of Fort Bowyer 14-16 September 1814
Battle of Fayal 26-27 September 1814
Action off the Bay of St. Louis 13 December 1814
Battle of Lake Borgne 14 December 1814
Hundred Days: Timeline
timeline for 1815
February 20: Napoleon
March 20: Napoleon
arrives in Paris.
War of the Seventh Coalition
Beginning of the
Battle of Ligny.
Battle of Waterloo.
June 28: Restoration of
October 16: : Napoleon is
Siege of Fort St. Philip (1815) 9-18 January 1815
Battle of Fort Peter 13-14 January 1815
Action off New York 15 January 1815
Action in the Mid-Atlantic 20 February 1815
Action off Tristan da Cunha 23 March 1815