French Revolution

Prior to the French Revolution

Rule of Louis XIV

1657 - 1715

Sun King's rule was noted for spending huge amounts of money on a palace at Versailles, high taxes, expensive unsuccessful wars and wastefulness

Sevens year war ends

1763

Origionated in north america, first battle was lead by george washington.

Louis XVI becomes king

1774

Married Maria antonette of austrian royal family

American decloration of independence

1776

Reign of terron begins

1784 - 1794

After the fall of Robespierre and Jacobins, The directory assumed control of the French state in 1795 and held power until 1799, when it was replaced by the Consulate under Napoleon Bonaparte.

The Estates general summoned

1789

Kind of parliment

Fall of the Bastille

1789

mob attacked the prison, killed the govenor, released the prisoners; symbolic destruction of it was important rallying point that represented the bringing down of authority

Tennis court oath

1789

Third estate made tennis south oath... meaning they will meet until their demaqnds are met.

The French Revolution

October days

1789

Crowds of women met in paris and decieded to march to versailles to meet the king.

All feudal priviliges abolished

1789

This was done by a national assembly in one stroke they were all debolished.

Civil constitution of the Clergy

1790

Flight to varennes

1791

Monarchy overthrown

1792

Convetion meets

1792

Marie Antoinette executed

1793

Louis XVI executed

1793

Fall of Robespierre; Thermidor period begins

1794

The Directory first meets

1795

This is the end of the revolution as a middle class government is established where only people who own property can vote.

After the French Revolution

Napoleon crowns himself Emperor

1804

The last phase of the revolution changes the government back to a way that is similar to how it was before the French Revolution.