France in Revolution 1774-1815

Events

Acession of Louis XIV

1774

Turgot appointed

1776

France entered the American War of Independence against Britain

1778

Necker resigned

1781

Calonne appointed finance minister

1783

Peace of Paris

1783

Meeting of the Assembly of Notables

1787

Second Assembly of Notables

1788

Estates-General called for 1789

August 1788

Sieyés published 'What is the Third Estate'

1789

Opening of the Estate-General at Versailles

1789

National Assembly claimed national soverignty

1789

Tennis Court Oath

June 20 1789

The Great Fear, August Decrees on Feaudalism, Declaration of Rights of Man

July 1789 - August 1789

Fall of the Bastille

July 14 1789

October Days

October 1789

Women's march to Versailles

October 1789

Feudalism Abolished

1790

Civil Constitution of the Clergy

July 1790

Flight to Varennes

June 1791

Champs de Mars massacre

July 1791

Publication of Brunswick Manifesto

July 1792

Overthrow of the Monarchy

September 21 1792

Levée en masse decree issued

1793

Girondins executed

1793

Federalist revolts- Bordeaux, Caen and Lyons

1793

Trial and execution of Louis XVI

Jan 1793

Revolutionary Tribunal and watch committees created

March 1793

Beginning of the revolt in Vendée

March 1793

Committee of Public Safety created

April 1793

Assassination of Marat

July 1793

Constitution of the Terror

December 1793

End of the Terror

1794

Hérbertists and Dantonists executed

1794

Thermidor - fall of Robespierre

July 19 1794

White Terror in Southern France

April 1795 - May 1795

(Royalist) Vendémiarie uprising in Paris

October 1795

Napoleon's Reign (A2)

Directory inagurated

November 1795

Napoleon appointed commander of Italy

March 1796

Treaty of Campo Formio with Austria

October 1797

Napoleon's Egyptian campaign

May 1798

War of the Second Coalition

1799

Brumaire coup- Napoleon took power

November 1799

Failed assassination attempt on Napoleon

1800

Napoleon won Battle of Marengo

June 1800

Concordat with Pope

July 1801

Constitution of Year X - Napoleon becomes First consul for Life

1802

Britain declared war on France, start of Napoleonic Wars, War of the Third Coalition

1802

Tribunate purged for opposing the Civil Code

1802

Civil Code promulgated

1802

Peace of Amiens - end of Revolutionary Wars

1802

Execution of Duc d'Enghien

1804

Napoleon is crowned Emperor

December 1804

Third Coalition Formed

1805

Naval defeat at Trafalgar

October 1805

Napoleon is crowned King of Italy

December 1805

Napoleon wins Battle of Austerlitz

December 1805

War of the Fourth Coalition

1806

Creation of the Confederation of Rhine

July 1806

Napoleon defeated Prussians at the battle of Jena

October 1806

Napoleonic Code introduced in Europe

1807

Napoleon defeated Russians at the Battles of Eylau and Friedland

1807

Treaty of Tilsit

July 1807

Creation of Kingdom of Westphalia and Duchy of Warsaw

July 1807

Peninsular War began

1808

War of the Fifth Coalition

1809

Napoleon suffered his first defeat at Aspern

1809

Austrian Campaign

1809

Napoleon defeated Austrains at the Battle of Wagram

July 1809

Napoleon divorced Josephine and married Marie-Louise of Austria

1810

Britain and the USA at war

1812

Napoleon invades Russia (Start of Russian Campaign)

June 1812

Retreat from Moscow begins

October 1812

Sixth Coalition Formed

1813

Napoleon defeated at Battle of Leipzig

October 1813

Napoleon exiled to Elba

1814

First Bourbon Restoration

1814

Treaty of Chaumont, Paris surrenders (formal alliance of the great powers - Austria, Britain, Russia and Prussia)

March 1814

Napoleon abdicates

April 1814

First Treaty of Paris

May 1814

Congress of Vienna Opened

November 1814

Napoleon's escape from Elba, beginning of Hundred Days

February 1815

Second Bourbon Restoration

June 1815

Battle of Waterloo

June 1815

Napoleon abdicates again, leaving Louis XVIII as King of France

June 1815