Chronological Order of the Monarchy

 

The Rulers from years 840-2000 of France

France developed out of the Frankish Kingdoms, as well as even more out of the declining Carolingian Empire and Monarch's

Later Carolingian Transition-
814 - 840 Louis I (not a king of 'France')
840 - 877 Charles II (the Bald)
877 - 879 Louis II (the Stammerer)
879 - 882 Louis III (joint with Carloman below)
879 - 884 Carloman (joint with Louis III above, until 882)
884 - 888 Charles the Fat
888 - 898 Eudes (also Odo) of Paris (non-Carolingian)
898 - 922 Charles III (the Simple)
922 - 923 Robert I (non-Carolingian)
923 - 936 Raoul (also Rudolf, non-Carolingian)
936 - 954 Louis IV (d'Outremer or The Foreigner)
954 - 986 Lothar (also Lothaire)
986 - 987 Louis V (the Do-Nothing)


Capetian Dynasty-
987 - 996 Hugh Capet
996 - 1031 Robert II (the Pious)
1031 - 1060 Henry I
1060 - 1108 Philip I
1108 - 1137 Louis VI (the Fat)
1137 - 1180 Louis VII (the Young)
1180 - 1223 Philip II Augustus
1223 - 1226 Louis VIII (the Lion)
1226 - 1270 Louis IX (St. Louis)
1270 - 1285 Philip III (the Bold)
1285 - 1314 Philip IV (the Fair)
1314 - 1316 Louis X (the Stubborn)
1316 - John I
1316 - 1322 Philip V (the Tall)
1322 - 1328 Charles IV (the Fair)


Valois Dynasty-
1328 - 1350 Philip VI
1350 - 1364 John II (the Good)
1364 - 1380 Charles V (the Wise)
1380 - 1422 Charles VI (the Mad, Well-Beloved, or Foolish)
1422 - 1461 Charles VII (the Well-Served or Victorious)
1461 - 1483 Louis XI (the Spider)
1483 - 1498 Charles VIII (Father of his People)
1498 - 1515 Louis XII
1515 - 1547 Francis I
1547 - 1559 Henry II
1559 - 1560 Francis II
1560 - 1574 Charles IX
1574 - 1589 Henry III


Bourbon Dynasty-
1589 - 1610 Henry IV
1610 - 1643 Louis XIII
1643 - 1715 Louis XIV (the Sun King)
1715 - 1774 Louis XV
1774 - 1792 Louis XVI


First Republic-
1792 - 1795 National Convention
1795 - 1799 Directory (Directors)
1795 - 99 Paul François Jean Nicolas de Barras
1795 - 99 Jean-François Reubell
1795 - 99 Louis Marie La Revellíere-Lépeaux
1795 - 97 Lazare Nicolas Marguerite Carnot
1795 - 97 Etienne Le Tourneur
1797 François Marquis de Barthélemy
1797 - 99 Philippe Antoine Merlin de Douai
1797 - 98 François de Neufchâteau
1798 - 99 Jean Baptiste Comte de Treilhard
1799 Emmanuel Joseph Comte de Sieyés
1799 Roger Comte de Ducos
1799 Jean François Auguste Moulins
1799 Louis Gohier
1799 - 1804 Consulate
1st Consul: 1799 - 1804 Napoleon Bonaparte
2nd Consul: 1799 Emmanuel Joseph Comte de Sieyés,
1799 - 1804 Jean-Jacques Régis Cambacérès
3rd Consul: 1799 - 1799 Pierre-Roger Ducos
1799 - 1804 Charles François Lebrun


First Empire (Emperors)-
1804 - 1814
Napoleon I
1814 - 1815 Louis XVIII (king)
1815 -
Napoleon I (2nd time)


Bourbons (Restored)-
1814 - 1824 Louis XVIII
1824 - 1830 Charles X


Orleans-
1830 - 1848 Louis Philippe


Second Republic (Presidents)
1848 - Louis Eugéne Cavaignac
1848 - 1852 Louis Napoleon (later Napoleon III)


Second Empire (Emperors)
1852 - 1870 (Louis) Napoleon III


Third Republic (Presidents)-
1870 - 1871 Louis Jules Trochu (provisional)
1871 - 1873 Adolphe Thiers
1873 - 1879 Patrice de MacMahon
1879 - 1887 Jules Grévy
1887 - 1894 Sadi Carnot
1894 - 1895 Jean Casimir-Périer
1895 - 1899 Félix Faure
1899 - 1906 Emile Loubet
1906 - 1913 Armand Fallières
1913 - 1920 Raymond Poincaré
1920 - Paul Deschanel
1920 - 1924 Alexandre Millerand
1924 - 1931 Gaston Doumergue
1931 - 1932 Paul Doumer
1932 - 1940 Albert Lebrun


Vichy Government (Chief of State)-
1940 - 1944 Henri Philippe Petain


Provisional Government (Presidents)-
1944 - 1946 Charles de Gaulle
1946 - Félix Gouin
1946 - Georges Bidault
1946 - Leon Blum


Fourth Republic (Presidents)-
1947 - 1954 Vincent Auriol
1954 - 1959 René Coty


Fifth Republic (Presidents)-
1959 - 1969 Charles de Gaulle
1969 - 1974 Georges Pompidou
1974 - 1981 Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
1981 - 1995 François Mitterand
1995 - Jacques Chirac