The French Revolution

Major events that happened before, during and after the french revolution

Before the French Revolution

Important events and people that helped cause the french revolution

Rule of Louis XIV

1657 - 1715

Louis XIV was known for the huge amount of money he spent on the building of versailles, high taxes, useless expnesive wars, and wastefullness

Louis XIV builds Versailles

1661

He spent over 100 million dollars buildig the Versailles Palace.

Louis XIV's Death

1715

Louis died leaving his country in debt

The French Revolution

Events that happened during the revolution

October Days

1789

Paris women invaded Versailles

All Feudal Privellages Ended

1789

The National Assembly announced the end of feudalism and serfdom in France.

Fall of Bastille

1789

A giant mob attacked the bastille prison, chopped off the govenor's head and paraded it through the streets

Tennis Court Oath

1789

The Third Estate declared themselves the National Assembly and made the Tennis Court Oath.

Angered Peasants

1789

The peasants of france were mad because of the high unfair taxes and poor harvesting

The Estates General

1789

Louis XVI called Estates-General to a meeting in Versailles to approve a tax plan.

Civil Constitution of the Clergy

1790

It was a law passed on July 12 1790 during the French Revolution, that devistated the Roman Catholic Church in France

Louis XVI Was Arrested

1791

Louis XVI and his family tried to sneak out of France but were arrested.

Convention Meets

1792

The National Convention held their first meeting.

War Wanted With Austria

1792

France declared war on Austria.

Marie Antoinettes Death

1793

She was charged with aiding the enemy and inciting civil war and was guillotined.

Louis XVI Was Executed

1793

Louis XVI sentanced to the guillotine and was executed.

Reign of Terror Begins

sep 1793 - july 1794

The Reign of Terror court sentanced 20,000 to 40,000 people to death

Robespierre's Death

1794

Robespierre was beheaded.

Robespierre Gets Arrested

1794

The National Convention arrested Robespierre.

After the French Revolution

Events that came after the revolution ended.

Directory Meets

1799

the directory fell and ended the revolution.

Napoleon Crowned as Emporer

1804 - 1821

The last phase of the revolution changes the government back to a way it used to be.