1823 in France

Events from the year 1823 in France.

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1823
in
France

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See also:Other events of 1823
History of France  • Timeline  • Years

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  • 22 January - By secret treaty signed at the Congress of Verona, the Quintuple Alliance gives France a mandate to invade Spain for the purpose of restoring Ferdinand VII (who has been captured by armed revolutionary liberals) as absolute monarch of the country.
  • 7 April - French forces, the "Hundred Thousand Sons of Saint Louis", cross the Spanish border.
  • 23 May - The rebel Spanish government withdraws from Madrid to Seville following French attacks.
  • 31 August - Battle of Trocadero: French infantry capture the fort of Trocadero and turn its guns on Cádiz.
  • 30 September - Cádiz surrenders to the French and Ferdinand VII of Spain is restored to his throne as absolute monarch.
  • 5 November - The "Hundred Thousand Sons of Saint Louis" begin their withdrawal from Spain, although a French army of occupation remains in the country until 1828.

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