French Revolution

Events

the tennis court oath

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

The meeting of Estates Genral

1789

the storming of the bastille

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 centre of Paris

The rise of napoleon and creation of an empire

1789 - 1799

Born on the island of Corsica, Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution . After seizing political power in France in a 1799 , he crowned himself emperor in 1804

The meeting of Estates General

1789

The estates general was a general assembly representing the French estates of the realm: the clergy (First Estate), the nobility (Second Estate), and the commoners (Third Estate). Summoned by King Louis XVI, it was brought to an end when the Third Estate formed into a National Assembly, inviting the other two to join, against the wishes of the King

the Reign of terror

1793 - 1794

The Reign of Terror or The Terror is the label given by some historians to a period during the French Revolution after the First French Republic was established

Napoleons empire collapses

1806 - 1812

Napoleon’s desire for power led him to the peak of his empire but also to the end of it. His efforts to crush Great Britain and expand the French Empire made him commit three big mistakes

The congress of Vienna

1814 - 1815

The Congress of Vienna was a meeting of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich, and held in Vienna from November 1814 to June 1815