French Revolution Timeline

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What is the Third Estate published by Abbe Sieyes

January 1,1789 - January 31,1789

Reveillon Riots

April 28, 1789

Meeting of the Estates-General

May 5, 1789

Third Estate starts to meet on their own

May 18, 1789

Third Estate wants to vote by head instead of by Estate

June 9,1789

Some preists join the Third Estate

June 13, 1789

Third Estate becomes the National Assembly

June 17, 1789

Tennis Court Oath

June 20, 1789

National Assembly locked out of meeting

June 20, 1789

Some Nobles join Third Estate

June 24, 1789

Louis recruits foreign mercenaries

July 1, 1789

National assembly becomes the National Constituent Assembly

July 9, 1789

Necker dismissed by Louis

July 11, 1789

National Guard created

July 13, 1789

Storming of the Bastille

July 14, 1789

Lafayette appointed commander of the National Guard

July 15, 1789

Necker recalled

July 16, 1789

Great Fear

July 20, 1789 - August 5, 1789

August Decrees

August 4, 1789

Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen

August 26, 1789

Womens March on Versailles

October 5, 1789 - October 6, 1789

Palace at Versilles stormed (Louis and family move to Paris)

October 6, 1789

First publication of Desmoulins' weekly Histoire des Revolutions...

November 1, 1789 - November 30, 1789

Church property seized

November 2, 1789

National Assembly identifies voters (landed citizens)

December 1, 1789 - December 31, 1789

Assignants issued

December 12, 1789

83 Departments of France created

January 1, 1790 - January 31, 1790

Supression of religious groups

February 13, 1790

Pope Pius condemns the Declaration of the Rights of Man

March 19, 1790

Nobility abolished by the National Assembly

May 19, 1790

Civil Constitution of the Clergy

July 12, 1790

Parlements abolished

August 16, 1790

Fall of Necker

September 1, 1790 - September 30, 1790

First edition of Le Père Duchesne (newspaper) printed by Jacques Hébert.

September 1, 1790 - September 30, 1790

Mirabeau elected President of the Assembly

January 1, 1791

Day of Daggers (Lafayette arrests 400 nobles at Tuileries)

February 28, 1791

Abolition of trade guilds

March 2, 1791

Pope Pius VI condemns the Civil Constitution of the Clergy

March 10, 1791

Death of Mirabeau

April 2, 1791

Le Chapelier law banning trade unions is passed by National Assembly

June 14, 1791

Royal family's attempt to flee France

June 20, 1791 - June 25, 1791

Anniversary of the fall of the Bastille is celebrated at the Champ de Mars.

July 14, 1791

National Assembly declares the king to be inviolable and he is reinstated.

July 15, 1791

Slave revolts in Saint Domingue (Haiti)

August 14, 1791

Declaration of Pillnitz

August 27, 1791

Louis XVI accepts the Constitution

September 13, 1791

Dissolution of the National Constituent Assembly

September 30, 1791

Declaration of Rights of Women and Citizen

October 1, 1791

Legislative Assembly meets

October 1, 1791

Food riots in Paris

January 1, 1792 - March 31, 1792

Alliance of Austria and Prussia

February 7, 1792

Guillotine adopted as official means of execution

March 20, 1792

French Revolutionary Wars

April 20, 1792 - 1802

France invades the Austrian Netherlands (Belgium)

April 28, 1792

Tuileries stormed by peasants

June 20, 1792

Brunswick Manifesto

July 15, 1792

Austria and Prussia invade France

July 30, 1792

Danton becomes Minister of Justice

August 13, 1792

Duke of Brunsick invade France

August 19, 1792

Lafayette flees to Austria

August 19, 1792

Fall of Verdun (to Brunswick)

September 3, 1792

Septemeber Massacre

September 3, 1792 - September 7, 1792

Dissolution of Legislative Assembly

September 19,1792

Proclamation of the First French Republic

September 21, 1792

CITIZEN Louis Capet guillotined

January 21, 1793

War in the Vendée.

March 7, 1793

Committee of Public Safety created

April 6, 1793

Revolt breaks out in Lyon

May 30, 1793

Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety

June 10, 1793

Ratification of new Constitution by National Convention

June 24, 1793

Louis XVII (Louis XVI's son) is given to a cobbler named Antoine Simon

July 3, 1793

Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday

July 13, 1793

Robespierre elected to Committee of Public Safety

July 27, 1793

Start of Reign of Terror

September 5, 1793

Law of Suspects passed

September 17, 1793

Marie Antoinette guillotined

October 16, 1793

Olympe de Gouges guillotined

November 3, 1793

Madame Roland guillotined

November 8, 1793

Anti-Republican forces in the Vendée defeated and 6000 executed

December 23, 1793

Last edition of Jacques Hébert's Le Père Duchesne produced

March 13, 1794

Hébert and leaders of the Cordeliers guillotined

March 24, 1794

Danton and Desmoulins guillotined

April 5, 1794

Antoine Lavoisier (chemist) guillotined

May 8, 1794

French forces defeat Austrians at the Battle of Fleurus

June 26, 1794

The White Terror (reaction against remaining Jacobins)

July 2, 1794 - December 31, 1794

André Chenier (poet) guillotined

July 25, 1794

The Thermidorian Reaction (Robespierre guillotined. Commune of Paris abolished.)

July 27, 1794 - July 28, 1794

Closure of Jacobin Club

November 11, 1794

1795 Constitution ratified - bicameral system, executive Directory of five

August 22, 1795

National Convention dissolved

October 26, 1795

Executive Directory takes on executive power

November 2, 1795

Napolean's Italian campaign

1796 - 1797

Marriage of Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine

March 9, 1796

Battle of Lodi (Napoleon in Italy)

May 10, 1796

Siege of Mantua

July 4, 1796 - February 2, 1797

Cisalpine Republic established

July 8, 1797

Treaty of Campo Formio

October 17, 1797

Napoleans Egyptian expedition

1798 - 1801

Roman Republic proclaimed

February 1, 1798 - February 28, 1798

Helvetian Republic proclaimed

April 1, 1798 - April 30, 1798

Battle of the Pyramids

July 21, 1798

Battle of the Nile (Nelson's victory isolates Napoleon in Egypt)

August 1, 1798

Alliance between Russia and Britain

December 24, 1798

Battle of Trebbia

June 17, 1799 - June 20, 1799

Napoleon leaves Egypt

August 24, 1799

Napoleon overthrows the Directory

November 9, 1799 - November 10, 1799

Napoleon elected First Consul of the Directory

December 12, 1799

Battle of Marengo

June 14, 1800

Napolean escapes assassination attempt

December 24, 1800

Treaty of Lunéville

February 9, 1801

Battle of Algeciras

July 8, 1801

Treaty of Amiens (between France and the UK)

March 25, 1802

New constitution adopted, confirms Napoleon as First Consul for life

August 2, 1802

Napoleanic Wars

1803 - 1815

Introduction of the Civil Code (also known as Code Napoleon)

March 21, 1804

Napoleon proclaimed Emperor by the Senate

May 1, 1804 - May 31, 1804

Napoleon crowns himself Emperor, in the company of the Pope

December 24, 1804

Battle of Ulm

October 19, 1805

Battle of Trafalgar (Lord Admiral Nelson killed)

October 21, 1805

Battle of Caldiero

October 30, 1805

Battle of Austerlitz

December 2, 1805

Holy Roman Empire abolished

1806

Battle of Jena-Auerstedt

October 14, 1806

Battle of Eylau

February 7, 1807 - February 8, 1807

Battle of Friedland

June 14, 1807

Treaties of Tilsit (between Russia and France)

July 1807

University of France created

1808

Joseph (Napoleaons brother) crowned King of Spain

July 7, 1808

Battle of Raszyn

April 19, 1809

Battle of Aspern-Essling

May 21, 1809 - May 22, 1809

Battle of Wagram

July 5, 1809 - July 6, 1809

Treaty of Schönbrunn

October 14, 1809

Napoleon's son born

March 20, 1811

Battle of Smolensk

August 16, 1812 - August 18, 1812

Battle of Borodino

September 7, 1812

Battle of Maloyaroslavets

October 24, 1812

Crossing of the River Berezina

November 1, 1812 - November 30, 1812

Grande Armée expelled from Russia

December, 1812

Siege of Danzig

January, 1813 - December 29, 1813

Battle of Lützen

May 2, 1813

Battle of Bautzen

May 20, 1813 - May 21, 1813

Battle of Vitoria

June 21, 1813

Battle of Großbeeren

August 23, 1813

Battle of Katzbach

August 26, 1813

Battle of Dresden

August 27, 1813

Battle of Kulm

August 29, 1813 - August 30, 1813

Battle of Dennewitz

September 6, 1813

Battle of the Göhrde

September 18, 1813

Battle of Leipzig (Battle of the Nations)

October 16, 1813 - October 19, 1813

Battle of Hanau

October 30, 1813 - October 31, 1813

Battle of Bornhöved

December 7, 1813

Six Days' Campaign

February 10, 1814 - February 14, 1814

Battle of Paris

March 30, 1814 - March 31, 1814

Napoleon abdicates his rule and Louis XVIII is restored to the French throne

April 4, 1814

Treaty of Fontainebleau

April 11, 1814

Napoleon is exiled to Elba (his wife and son take refuge in Vienna)

May 4, 1814

Napoleon escapes from Elba

February 20, 1815

Napoleon arrives in Paris

March 20, 1815

Hundred Days

March 20, 1815 - July 8, 1815

Battle of Waterloo

June 18, 1815

Restoration of Louis XVIII

June 28, 1815

Napoleon is exiled to Saint Helena

October 16, 1815