French Revolution Timeline

Events

King Louis called the Estates General to a meeting in the Palace of Versailles to approve a new taxation plan.

May 5, 1789

Creation of the National Assembly

June 1789 - September 1791

The Tennis Court Oath

June 20 1789

Storming of the Bastille

July 14 1789

Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

August 26 1789

The Civil Constitution of the Clergy

July 12, 1790

The Flight to Varennes

June 21, 1791

Constitution of 1791

September 1791

The Overthrow of the Monarchy

August 10, 1792

The September Massacres

September 2, 1792

The Convention of 1792

September 20, 1792

The Trial and Execution of King Louis XVI

January 21, 1793

Committee of Public Safety

April 1793

The Trial and Execution of Marie Antoinette

October 16, 1793

Robespierre is beheaded

July 28, 1794

The Coupe of Brumaire

November 9, 1799

France sells Louisiana territory to U.S.

April 30, 1803

Napoleon crowns himself Emperor

December 2, 1804

Napoleon is exiled to Elba

April 11, 1814

Defeated in the Battle of Waterloo by the British and Prussians, led by Wellington and Blucher

June 18, 1815