Joan of Arc besieges Paris in but fails to dislodge the English.
The Romans called Paris Lutetia. However Roman Paris was not a particularly large or important town. It had a population of not more than 10, In the late 3rd century Paris and the surrounding region were converted to Christianity. However by then the Roman Empire was in decline.
In a race called the Franks captured Paris.
Under the Franks Paris flourished. In the Vikings raided Paris. The French king paid them 7, pounds of silver to leave. But from the 11th century onward Paris prospered again.
In the Middle Ages Paris grew rapidly and it became one of the largest towns in Europe. Its population probably reachedthat might seem small to us but it was huge by Medieval standards.
King Philippe-Auguste built a wall around Paris. He also built the Louvre fortress. Medieval Paris was also a busy inland port with goods being brought to and from its wharves along the Seine.
Paris was also noted for its scholars. Paris University became famous. Meanwhile from the late 12th century onward the most famous cathedral in Paris, the Cathedral de Notre Dame was built. In the mayor of Paris Etienne Marcel led a rebellion in Paris to try and gain more rights for Parisian merchants.
However Royalist forces captured Paris in and Marcel and his followers were executed. In the English captured Paris.
However the French recaptured the town in Once again Paris flourished. Meanwhile in the 16th century the Reformation swept France.A SHORT HISTORY OF PARIS, FRANCE.
By Tim Lambert. Ancient and Medieval Paris. The city of Paris began in the 3rd century BC when a Celtic tribe called the Parisii built a fortified settlement on the Ile de la Cite.
The Romans conquered the Parisii in 52 AD and they built a town on the River Seine. The Romans called Paris Lutetia. After German troops withdrew, French radicals briefly established the COMMUNE OF PARIS.
During World War I the Germans were prevented from reaching Paris, but they occupied the city during World War II from to Paris was again the scene of violence during the student riots of Paris History And Culture, France.
Paris was founded around the end of the 3rd century BC by the Gauls who were called Parisii. In 52 BC Julius Caesar's legions conquered the territory, founding the Roman city, Lutetia on the earlier settlement.
The history of Paris goes back more than 2, years when some 60 Celtic tribes called the Gauls inhabited the region, most notably in the Paris Basin on the Ile de la Cité. Paris has been a thriving metropolis & a center of intellectual & artistic achievement for centuries. Discover key events in the city's rich history.
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