Timeline of the Lyon Region Circa 15th Century

06 Oct

Lyon Cathedral

43 BC: Lugdunum founded at the hilly junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers. It quickly became the capital of the Gauls.

1312: Philip the Fair annexed the city to the Kingdom of France.

1450s: Lyon had spread to 36 districts, each with its own trade.

1453: Hundred Years’ War Ends. English expelled from France.

1461–83: Four annual fairs established, drawing merchants from all over Europe, especially Italy. This caused Lyon to become a major center trades including spices and silk.

1472: First printing establishment set up in Lyon. Lyon quickly became a printing center of Europe.

1476: Lyon Cathedral finished.

Late 1400s Francois I gave Lyon silk-weaving privileges, which until this point, had been reserved to Italy.

1494: Charles VIII (r. 1483–98) invades Italy in an attempt to conquer the kingdom of Naples. He succeeds, but is quickly pushed back.


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