French Revolution

Prior to French Revolution

major people and events that caused French Revolution

Seven year war ends

1656 - 1763

lasted seven years

Louis xvi became king

1774 - 1793

Louis xvi "sun king", ruled France for 72 years,

american declaration of independence

1776

ended americans as part of the british empire

tennis court oath

1789

the oath was signed by 576 out 577 members of the third estate

the estate general summoned

1789

represented the church the nobles and the common people

The French Revolution

major events of French Revolution

fall of bastille

1789

In 1789 mobs began attacking the cities prisons to free political prisoners

october days

1789

At six o'clock in the morning, a crowd of women and armed men assembled in the square summoned by the beating of drums. Shouts of rage against the royal bodyguards were heard. One of these columns marched up to the Royal Gate, but found it locked. Another got through by the gate of the chapel, which was open.

all feudal privileges abolished

1789

Constituent Assembly abolished feudalism, sweeping away both the seigneurial rights of the Second Estate (the nobility) and the tithes gathered by the First Estate (the Roman Catholic clergy).

civil constitution of the clergy

1790

It is often stated that this law confiscated the Church's French land holdings or banned monastic vows: that had already been accomplished by earlier legislation. It did, however, complete the destruction of the monastic orders, legislating out of existence "all regular and secular chapters for either sex, abbacies and priorships, both regular and in commendam, for either sex", etc.

flight to varennes

1791

The Flight to Varennes ( 2021 June 1791 ) 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, disguised as the servants

convention meets

1792

monarchy over thrown

1792

marie antoinette executed

1793

reign of terror begins

1793

louis xvi executed

1793

fall of robespierre thermidor period begins

1794

directory meets

1795

After The French Revolution

the napolenic era

1795