History of France: the city of Foix and Henry IV (Navarre) – the future king of France and the founder of the Bourbon dynasty

History of France: the city of Foix and Henry IV (Navarre) – the future king of France and the founder of the Bourbon dynasty

849: Submission of the Abbey of Foix by Charles “Bald” (Charles le Chauve) to Abbey of Saint-Tiberius

Around 1002: the first mention of the Chateau de Foix

1167: All new inhabitants of Foix were granted the privileges to live in the city of Roger Bernard the First and his wife, Cécile Trencavel

1272: the reign of Philip the Third (Philippe III) the Brave, who settled in the castle

1290: Count of Foix inherits Béarn and leaves Foix

Around 1330-1360: construction of the second castle tower

1390: Eight of 59 Foix mills built

1446: Gaston IV, father of Jean de Narbonne, gives 400 crowns for the construction of the bridge in Foix

1454-1457: main work on the construction of the main Foix bridge

1581: Protestant destruction of the church and abbey of Foix

1582: the reunification of the Catholics of Foix, the beginning of the religious wars

1589: Henri de Navarre, Count of Foix, becomes king of France

1804: Saint Volusien Abbey Buildings partially destroyed by fire

January 13, 1840: the prefect shot the peasants at the Kings Fair (la foire des Rois) – 12 dead and about 50 wounded

1985: construction of the cultural center of Foix

March 17, 1985 – the first elections in the new settlements of Foix Ville and Foix Rural

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