Europe 1870: Siege of Paris

With the French defeat at Sedan, Napoleon III was forced to surrender. The Prussians now moved to besiege Paris, where the Empire had been overthrown and a republic declared. Meanwhile the Italians took advantage of the French defeat to seize Rome.

Main Events

2 Sep 1870 Battle of Sedan

Prussians capture Napoleon III following the Battle of Sedanin wikipedia

4 Sep 1870 Third Republic

France is proclaimed a republic (Third Republic begins)in wikipedia

19 Sep 1870 Siege of Paris

Prussian forces begin siege of Parisin wikipedia

20 Sep 1870 Capture of Rome

Italy takes Romein wikipedia