Start of Seven Years War
Coronation of Louis XVI
Start of American War of Independence
France declares war on Great Britain in support of the American colonies
French people believe economic situation is stable
Treaty of Paris ends war
Diamond Necklace Affair
Assembly of Notables is convoked
Minister Calone informs Louis that royal money is insolvent
The first Assembly of Notables is dissolved
Day of the Tiles in Grenoble
Death of philosopher and mathematician Marquis de Condorcet in prison
Marseillaise accepted as the French National Anthem.
Marriage of Napoleon Bonaparte and Joséphine de Beauharnais
Battle of Lodi (Napoleon in Italy)
Battle of the Pyramids
Battle of the Nile - Nelson's victory isolates Napoleon in Egypt.
Napoleon leaves Egypt.
Napoleon returns to France