the french revolution


the meeting of the Estates General

may 5, 1789

In 1789, the King Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates General.

tennis court oath

june 20, 1789

The members of the French Estates-General for the Third Estates. Who had called 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".

the storming of the Bastille

July 14 1789 - july 14 1789

The partisans of the Third Estate in France, now under the control of the Bourgeois Militia of Paris ( soon to become Revolutionary national guard) earlier stormed the hotel des Invaildes. Without out meeting significant oppositions.

the Reign of Terror

September 1792 - September 5, 1793

Between June 1793 and the end of July 1794, there were 16,594 official death sentences in France, of which 2,639 were in Paris.

The Rise of Napoleon and Creation of an Empire

1795 - 1821

Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French revolution after seizing political power in France in a 1799 coup d'état, he crowned himself emperor in 1804.

Napoleon's Empire Collapses

1807 - 1815

He defeated by both British and Prussian troops.

The congress of Vienna

1814 - 1815

a meeting of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich, and held in Vienna from November 1814 to June 1815, though the delegates had arrived and were already negotiating by late September 1814.