french revaloution

prior to french revaloution

louis XIV becomes king

1638 - 1715

" the sun king" ruled France as and absolute monarch for 72 years.

seven years' wars

1756 - 1763

declaration of indapendance


during french revaloution

louis XVI married marie antoinette


louis XVI becomes king

1774 - 1793

was not fully set to be a king, he was very much influenced by others around him. his wife and queen Marie Antoinette

fall of the bastille


The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris in 14 July 1789 . The medieval fortress and prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris.

all fudal privlages abolished


The French Revolution was a period in the history of France covering the years 1789 to 1799, in which republicans overthrew the Bourbon monarchy and the Roman Catholic Church perforce underwent radical restructuring. This article covered the year following the storming of the Bastille, from the abolition of feudalism

estates general summoned


tennis court oath


october days


civial constitution of the clergy


The Civil Constitution of the Clergy, was a law passed on 12 July 1790 during the French Revolution, that subordinated the Roman Catholic Church in France to the French government.

flight to varennes


The Flight to Varennes, was a significant episode in the French Revolution during which King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family were unsuccessful in their attempt to escape.

manarche overthrown


The French Monarchy was overthrown on August 10th 1792 because he earlier had attempted to flee his country joining emigres (Aristocrats and people who have fled France for other countries because they did not like the changes the revolution held).

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reign of terror

1793 - 1794

The Committee of Public Safety came under the control of Maximilien Robespierre, a lawyer, and the Jacobins unleashed the Reign of Terror (1793–1794). According to archival records, at least 16,594 people died under the guillotine or otherwise after accusations of counter-revolutionary activities. A number of historians note that as many as 40,000 accused prisoners may have been summarily executed without trial or died awaiting trial.

marie antoinette exicuted


robespierre thermidor period begins


The Thermidorian Reaction was a revolt in the French Revolution against the excesses of the Reign of Terror. It was triggered by a vote of the Committee of Public Safety to execute Robespierre, Saint-Just and several other leading members of the Terror. This ended the most radical phase of the French Revolution.

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ending the french revaloution