Switzerland 1862

Peace and
commerce 1876

Ceres French 1872

French
Revolution
1849

Peace and
commerce 1876

Peace and
commerce 1876

Peace and
commerce 1876

France's first postage stamp, Ceres, is issued.
Giacomo Meyerbeer's grand opera Le prophète is premièred. The audience includes Napoleon III, the new Emperor, Berlioz and the terminally ill Chopin.
Giuseppe Garibaldi enters Rome to defend it from the French troops of General Oudinot.
French troops occupy Rome. Roman Republic surrenders.