A Tale of Two Cities

The French Revolution Timeline


The Commencement of The French Revolution


The Tennis Court Oath

June 17, 1789

The Tennis Court Oath

The Storming of the Bastille

July 14,1789

The storming and fall of Bastille

The Women's March of Versailles

October 5, 1789

The Civil Constitution of the Clergy was approved


The constitution of 1791 was adopted


France declared a war on Australia

April 20, 1791

King Louis XVI and his Family

June 20, 1791

King Louis and his family were captured and arrested during their fail attempt to flee France.

The trial against Louis XVI begun

December 1792

Louis XVI was sentenced to guillotine

January 21,1793

National Draft

August 1793

A National draft was sent out calling all able-bodied men to enlist in the Army.

The Reign of Terror

September 1793 - July 1794

The Reign of Terror sentenced 20,000 - 40,000 people to death.

Robespierre's Arrest

July 27, 1794

Robespierre was arrested by the National Convention

Robespierre's Death

July 28, 1794

Robespierre death was decapitation

A new Constitution was adopted


The fall of the directory heralds the end of the French Revolution


General Estates meeting

May 5,1989

The General Estates congregate to discuss newly designed tax plan called by King Louis XVI