French Revolution

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Assembly of Notables meets

1/1/1787

Louis XVI decides to call the Estates General

1/1/1788

Estates General meets for the first tim

5/5/1789

Third Estate declares that they will only meet as a National Assembly

6/17/1789

Tennis Court Oath

6/20/1789

Storming of the Bastille

7/14/1789

Lafayette selected as commander of the National Guard

8/8/1789

Constitution promulgated

1/1791

Revolt breaks out in French colony of St. Domingue

1/2/1791

France declares war on Austria

4/20/1792

France becomes a republic

9/21/1792

Mom of sans-culottes storms the Tuileries Palace

11/10/1792

Execution of Louis XVI

1/21/1793

Establishment of the Committee of PUblic Safety

5/1/1793

Execution of Marie Antoinette

10/16/1793

Fall of Robespierre and the Jacobins

7/27/1794

Establishment of the Directory

1/1/1795

Napoleon puts down royalist revolt

10/5/1795

Napoleon involved in coup overthrowing Directory

1/1/1799

Napoleon becomes First Consul

2/1/1799

Napoleon crowned emperor

1/1/1804

Formation of the Third Coalistion

1/1/1805

Napoleon's innovation of Russia

1/1/1812

Napoleon forced to abdicate and Louis XVIII steps up

1/1/1814

Napoleon excapes from Elba

3/15/1815

Napoleon sent into exile on St. Helena

9/1/1815

Death of Napoleoon

1/1/1821