Napoleon rose through the ranks of the military the French Revolution.He crowned himself emperor in 1804.
the Meeting of the Estates General
May 5th 1789
King Louis XVI called a meeting and that meeting was called the Meeting of the General Estates.That meeting was the first meeting since 1614.The meeting was called that because the French government was having financial problems.
the Tennis Court Oath
June 20th 1789
The French Estates General started calling themselves the National Assembly took the Tennis Court Oath.They were trying so hard not to separate.
the Storming of the Bastille
July 14 1789
This event occurred in Paris,France.The fortress,armory,and political prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris.
the Reign of Terror
September 5, 1793 - July 28, 1794
The name Reign of Terror was named by some historian.It was a period during the French Revolution.After the first French Republic was discovered.
Napoleon's Empire Collapses
1798 - 1821
Napoleon called for a blockade of all ports to limit Great Britain's influence.It's goal was to destroy Great Britain's economy and make Europe self-sufficient.
The Congress of Vienna
1814 - 1815
The Congress of Vienna was a meeting of ambassadors of European states chaired by and Austrian statesman.