French Revolution Timeline

Events

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

1789

The Tennis Court Oath

June 20 1789

The National Assembly

9 July 1789

Storming of the Bastille

14 July 1789

Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

27 August 1789

The Civil Constitution of the Clergy

12 July 1790

Constitution of 1791

3 September 1791

The Flight to Varennes

20 June 1792 - 21 June 1792

The Overthrow of the Monarchy

August 10, 1792

The September Massacres

September 2, 1792

The Convention of 1792

21 September 1792 - 26 October 1795

The Trial and Execution of King Louis XVI

January 21, 1793

Committee of Public Safety

6 April 1793

The Trial and Execution of Marie Antoinette

16 October 1793

Robespierre is beheaded

July 28, 1794

The Coupe of Brumaire

November 9, 1799

France sells Louisiana territory to U.S.

1801 - 30 April 1803

Napoleon crowns himself Emperor in Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris

18 May 1804 - 6 April 1814

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