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First neolithic settlements on the Bercy site : dugouts.
Foundation of Rome by the Etruscans.
122 BC : Rome annexes
Transalpin Gaul.
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First mention of Lutetia
and the Parisii people By Caesar.
58 / 50 BC :
The Gallic War.
-52 The «Battle of Lutetia», destruction of the oppidum, Camulogenus defeated by Caesar's lieutenant Labienus.
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The Parisii send a contingent of 8,000 men to support Vercingetorix at Alesia.
43 BC : foundation
of Lugdunum (Lyon).
39 BC: first stay of
Octavian.
49 / 31 BC: Civil wars.
49 / 45 BC : Caesar defeats Pompey.
44 BC : Caesar assassinated in Rome
31 BC : Battle of Actium. Octavian defeats Marc Anthony and Cleopatra ; Egpypt falls under Rome rule.
27 BC : Octavian takes the name Augustus and become Rome's first emperor.
21 / 20 BC : Revolt of Florus and Sacrovir.
15 / 13 BC : Emperor Augustus resides at Lugdunum, capital of the Gauls. Constitution of the Gaulish provinces Aquitania, Lugdunensis and Belgica.
First traces of Gallo-Roman settlement on the site of Paris
sur le site de Paris.
Foundation of the Roman town Lutetia.
Boatmen's Pillar dedicated to the emperor Tiberius.
9 : the Varus disaster, which puts an end to the conquest of Germany.
14 : Death of Augustus. Tiberius is Roman emperor.
43 : Conquest of the Britain by Claudius.
Building of the forum, the Collège de France baths and probably the amphitheatre.
48 : Emperor Claudius obtains the Senate's agreement to allows nobles from the Three Gauls to occupy governing posts.
68 : Vindex's revolt against Nero.
68 : Crisis of the Empire.
70 : Civilis' revolt.
Building of the theatre. Renovation of the forum and construction of the Rue Gay-Lussac baths.
Building of the Cluny Baths, at the height of the Roman town's prosperity.
Height of the Roman Empire's glory. Pax Romana.
The town retreats.
212 : edict of Caracalla giving Roman citizenship to all free inhabitants of the Empire.
235-284 : military anarchy,
first waves of Germanic invasion. Persecution of the Christians.
260-275 : «Gaulish empire».
Insecurity, fortification of towns.
284 : Diocletion is Roman Emperor.
293 : Introduction of the Tetrarchy.
Insecurity. Much of the town stays within the confines of the Ile de la Cité. Construction of the ramparts, the 'Palace' and the civil basilica.
Lutetia is a strategic site in the defence of Gaul. Frequent stationing of troops.
307 : Trier is capital of the Gauls.
306-337 : Constantine is Roman Emperor.
311 : Edict of tolerance towards Christianity.
330 : Foundation of Constantinople.
360 : Julian proclaimed Augustus by his army in Lutetia.
361-363 : Julian is Roman Emperor.
365-366 : Valentinian I stays in Lutetia during his campaigns against the Germans.
395-396 : Arles is capital of the Gauls
395 : Division of the Empire
into East and West.
410 : Rome taken by the Goths
476 : Western Roman Empire falls.
PREHISTORY
PROTOHISTORY
HISTORY
Neolithic Bronze Age Early Iron Age (Halstatt) Late Iron Age (La Tène) Roman Gaul
 
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