French Revolution

By Ethan Yu

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Stage 1 of the French Revolution

National Assembly

1789 - 1791

Estates General Meets

05/05/1789

The Estates General is called by Louis XVI. It is the first Estates General held since 1614

National Assembly is Created

06/17/1789

The Third Estate that formed the Tennis Court oath calls itself the National Assembly

Tennis Court Oath

06/20/1789

The Third Estate is locked out and they go into a nearby Tennis court to create a new constitution.

Storming of the Bastille

07/14/1789

The Bastille, a sign of the power of the king, is stormed and taken over by the citizens of Paris and peasants.

Beginning of Great Fear

07/17/1789

The beginning of the Great Fear, the peasantry revolt against feudalism and a number of urban disturbances and revolts. Many members of the aristocracy flee Paris and become emigres. Louis XVI accepts the tricolor flag.

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is Adopted

08/26/1789

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is written and it is adopted by the National Assembly

Women's March on Versailles

10/05/1789

The women march on Versailles to get flour from the King. The King grants the flour to be delivered and shows how the King is malleable.

Nobility Demolished by National Assembly

05/19/1790

The nobility is abolished by the National Assembly

The Parlements are Abolished

08/16/1790

The parlements of France are abolished

Louis XVI forced to return to Paris

06/25/1791

Louis XVI is forced to return to Paris.

Louis XVI accepts the Constitution Formally

9/13/1791

The king accepts the Constitution

Dissolution of the National Assembly

9/30/1791

The National Assembly is ended

Legislative Assembly is Formed

10/1/1791

The Legislative Assembly is formed. It is made up of many young, inexperienced, radical deputies

Stage 2 of the French Revolution

Legislative Assembly

10/1/1791 - 09/19/1792

Austria and Prussia Ally

2/7/1792

Austria and Prussia ally to fight against France

France Declares War against Austria

04/20/1792

France declares war against Austria, a former ally

France invades Austrian Netherlands(Belgium)

04/28/1792

Invasion of France

07/30/1792

France is invaded by Austria and Prussia

Louis XVI is Arrested

08/10/1792

King Louis XVI and his family is arrested

Georges Danton becomes Minister of Justice

08/13/1792

Legislative Assembly ends

09/19/1792

National Convention begins

09/20/1792

National Convention

09/20/1792 - 10/26/1795

First day of French Revolutionary Calendar

09/22/1792

The National Convention creates a calendar not based on Christianity and is now declared the calendar of France

Louis XVI is Tried

12/03/1792

Louis XVI is Guillotined

01/21/1793

Committee of Public Safety is Established

04/06/1793

Girondist deputies are Arrested by Jacobins

06/02/1793

Robespierre elected to Committee of Public Safety

07/27/1793

Levee en Masse is created

08/23/1793

Stage 3 of the French Revolution

Reign of Terror

09/05/1793 - 07/28/1794

Start of Reign of Terror

09/05/1793

Marie Antoinette is Guillotined

10/16/1793

Law of Revolutionary Government is Passed

12/04/1793

Power is centralized on the Committee of Public Safety

French forces defeat Austrians at the Battle of Fleurus

06/26/1794

Robespierre is Arrested and Killed

07/28/1794

Stage 4 of the French Revolution

1795 Constitution ratified

07/14/1795

Constitution of 1795 is adopted

08/22/1795

National Convention Dissolved

10/26/1795

Directory Rule

11/2/1795 - 11/9/1799

The Directory takes Executive Power

11/02/1795

Coup d'etat

11/9/1799

Napoleonic Era

Napoleon as first consul

1799 - 1804

Concordat with Catholic Church

1801

Peace of Amiens

1802

Napoleon as Emperor

1804 - 1815

Napoleon is crowned emperor

1804