Known as the Sun King, he thought of himself as the most important in the nation.
Seven years war ends
The seven years war ended in 1763 with the treaty of Saint Petersburg, Treaty of Paris and the treaty of Hubertusburg.
Louis XVI Becomes King
Louis XVI was 20 when he took the thrown giving him a the huge resposdibilty of a country in debt.
The Americans declared independance after their revolution.
The estates general summoned
The estates general was ordered to meet in 1789 to help raise money and end widespread rioting.
Tennis Court Oath
The tennis court oath was a pledge that the delegates would continue to meet in the royal tennis courts until France had a new form of government.
Fall of the Bastille
14 July 1789
The riots started again after the tennis court oath, because of the high prices of bread, the mobs started to attack prisons to try and free political prisoners. (p.75)
All feudal Privledges abolished
The national assembly abolished feudalism sweeping away the right of the seigneurial rights of the second estate.
Crowds of women and armed men assembled in the square in versailles, summoned by beating drums. One crowd got to the royal gate and found it locked, but a different one got through by the gate to the chapel which was open.
Civil Constitution of the clergy
It was a law passed that subordinated the roman catholic church in France to the French Government
Flight to Varennes
King louis and his immediate family attempted to escape disguised as servants of a russian baroness. They were trying to get to Montmedy to start a counter revolution, they only made it to varennes.
The French monarchy was overthrown in august 1792 because the king tried to escape his country joining emigres.
Louis XVI executed
He was tried as 'Citizen Louis Capet' and found guilty. He was guillotined on January 21 1793.
Reign of terror begins
September 1793 - 1794
All enemies of the revolution and all girondists were executed. It is estimated that over 37,000 people were executed.
Marie Antoinette Executed
Marie Antoinette was executed.
Fall of Robespierre:Thermidor period begins
Robespierre destroyed all opposition to the government. The country was modernized. People started to fear the dictatorship and they arrested and guillotined.
The Directory meets
The directory met and abolished all the progress of the poor, so that only the rich could vote for new leaders. The days of equality were over
After the French revolution
Napoleon becomes emperor
The last phase of the revolution was completed when Napoleon crowned himself emperor.