French Revolution by Pia Navanes and Angel Shi

Events

Louis XIV

May 14, 1643 - September 1, 1715

He is also known as the "Sun King" and ruled from 1643 until his death. Louis XIV fought three important war in world history: the Franco-Dutch War, the War of the League of Augsburg, and the War of the Spanish Succession. He also let French become on of the most powerful country at that time and spent a lot of money on wars and built parties.

The Austrian War

1740 - 1748

The War of the Austrian Succession involved most of the powers of Europe over the question of Maria Theresa's succession to the Habsburg Monarchy.

Louis XVI

May 1774 - September 1791

He was the last King of France and Navarre before the French Revolution.

Marie Antoinette

May 1774 - September 1791

She married Louis XVI in 17770 and became the Queen of France from 1774 to 1791.

Estates General

1789

in France of the pre-Revolutionary monarchy, the representative assembly of the three “estates,” or orders of the realm: the clergy and nobility—which were privileged minorities—and a Third Estate, which represented the majority of the people.

Declaration of Rights of Man

1789

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, passed by France's National Constituent Assembly in August 1789, is a fundamental document of the French Revolution and in the history of human and civil rights.

Tennis Court Oath

June 20 1789

On 20 June 1789, the members of the French Estates-General for the Third Estate, who had begun to call themselves the National Assembly, took the Tennis Court Oath, vowing "not to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established." It was a pivotal event in the early days of the French Revolution.

Storming of the Bastille

July 14, 1789

The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France, on the afternoon of 14 July 1789. The medieval fortress, armory, and political prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris.

March on Versailles

October 5, 1789

The Women's March on Versailles, also known as The October-March, The October Days, or simply The March on Versailles, was one of the earliest and most significant events of the French Revolution.

Constitution of 1791

1791

The short-lived French Constitution of 1791 was the first written constitution in France, created after the collapse of the absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. One of the basic precepts of the revolution was adopting constitutionality and establishing popular sovereignty.

Reign of Terror

1793 - 1794

Reign of Terror lasted from September 1793 until the fall of Robespierre in 1794. Its purpose was to purge France of enemies of the Revolution and protect the country from foreign invaders.

Robespierre

July 1793 - July 1794

He was a French lawyer and politician. He was one of the best-known and most influential figures associated with the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. Robespierre was executed in 1794.

The Directory

1795 - 1799

Directory, French Directoire, the French Revolutionary government set up by the Constitution of the Year III, which lasted four years, from November 1795 to November 1799. It included a bicameral legislature known as the Corps Législatif.

Napoleon Bonaparte

1804 - 1814

Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. He became the Emperor of France from 1804 to 1814.