Europe 1871: Unification of Germany

On January 18, 1871, King William of Prussia was declared Emperor of Germany by the leaders of the German states at Versailles Palace in France. Ten days later, Paris capitulated and the French agreed to peace.

Main Events

1 Jan 1871 Rome becomes capital of Italy

Rome becomes capital of Italyin wikipedia

18 Jan 1871 Proclamation of German Empire

William I of Prussia was proclaimed German Emperor by the German princes and senior military commanders gathered in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles, currently under Prussian occupation while they besieged Paris. The act marked the unification of Germany under the Kingdom of Prussia and the beginning of the Second German Reich.in wikipedia

18 Jan 1871 Proclamation of German Empire

William I of Prussia was proclaimed German Emperor by the German princes and senior military commanders gathered in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles, currently under Prussian occupation while they besieged Paris. The act marked the unification of Germany under the Kingdom of Prussia and the beginning of the Second German Reich.in wikipedia

28 Jan 1871 Capitulation of Paris

Paris capitulates and France signs armistice with Germanyin wikipedia