French Revolution

Main

Convocation of the Estates-General

May 1, 1789 - May 31, 1789

A republic was proclaimed

September 1, 1792 - September 30, 1792

The Reign of Terror

1793 - 1794

The Directory assumed control of the French state

1795 - 1799

The Empire under Napoleon emerged

1804 - 1815

The First Empire was militarily defeated by an anti-Napoleonic coalition

1815 - 1816