Frank, member of a Germanic-speaking people who invaded the western Roman Empire in the 5th century, 401AD. 2 Dominating present-day northern France, Belgium, and western Germany, the Franks established the most powerful Christian kingdom of early medieval western Europe.
Charlemagne becomes king of the Franks on October 9, 768 – 28 January 814
Capet is picked by the nobles to become the new king of France on July 3, 987 .
The French Revolution occurs. April 19, 1775 – September 3, 1783