French Revolution Timeline


Meeting of the Estates Generals

May 1789

A meeting summoned by King Louis XVI who aimed to solve the monarchy’s financial crisis

The National Assembly is formed

June 17, 1789

Storming of the Bastille

July 14, 1789

Creation of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

August 1789

France declares war on Austria

April 20, 1792

Reign of Terror

September 1793 - July 1794

Robespierre is executed

July 28, 1794

Death by guillotine the day after his arrest