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Timeline of Paris

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Paris, France.
Prehistory, the Parisii and the Roman Lutetia
9000-5000 BCE first known settlements in Paris during Mesolithic era, located near rue Henri-Farman in the 15th arrondissement. 250-225 BCE The Parisii, a Celtic tribe, found a town, called Lucotecia, on the Île de la Cité. 53 BCE Julius Caesar addresses an assembly of leaders of the Gauls in Lucotecia, asking for their support. 52 BCE The Parisii are defeated by the Roman general Titus Labienus at the Battle of Lutetia. A Gallo-Roman garrison town, called Lutetia, is founded on the left bank of the Seine. Between 14 and 37 CE The sailors of Lutetia erect the Pillar of the Boatmen in honor of the Roman god Jupiter. Between 40 and 11 CE Construction of the Forum of Lutetia Between 100 and 200 CE Construction of the baths, the amphitheater and the theater of Lutetia 3rd century CE Lutetia gradually becomes known as Civitas Parisiorum, the "City of the Parisii", then simply "Paris". c. 250 CE Arrival of Christianity in Paris; execution by Romans of Bishop Saint Denis on Montmartre, the "Mountain of Martyrs". 275-276 The settlement on the left bank is ravaged by Germanic tribes. About 300 CE A rampart is built around the Île de la Cité. 358 CE The Roman commander Julian the Apostate resides in Paris during the winter, when not fighting the Germanic tribes. 360 CE Julian is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his soldiers. 365-366 The Emperor Valentinian I resides briefly in Paris. 385 Saint Martin of Tours visits Paris, and according to tradition heals a leper at the north gate of the town. 451 Paris is threatened by the Huns. Saint Genevieve persuades the Parisians not to abandon the city, and the Huns attack Tours instead. 464 The city is blockaded by Chilperic I, King of the Franks.
The city of Clovis and the Franks
486 Clovis I, King of the Franks, negotiates with Saint Genevieve the submission of Paris to his authority. About 502 Burial of Saint Genevieve atop the hill on the left bank which now bears her name. A basilica, the Basilique des Saints Apôtres, is built on the site and consecrated on 24 December 520. It later becomes the site of the Basilica of Saint-Genevieve, which after the French Revolution becomes the Panthéon. 511 Clovis I, the king of the Franks, makes Paris his capital. (Some sources give the date 508) About 540-550 Construction of the Saint-Étienne cathedral, predecessor to Notre-Dame de Paris, begins. 543 Founding of the Basilica of Saint-Vincent, by Childebert I, the King of Paris. The Basilica becomes the burial place for the first French kings, beginning with Childebert. 576 Saint Germain, the Bishop of Paris, is buried at the Abbey of Saint-Vincent, which thereafter is known as the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. 577 King Chilperic I has the Roman amphitheater repaired, and theatrical events are performed there. 585 A fire destroys most of the buildings on the Île de la Cité...   ... (English)
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