French Revolution

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Start of Seven Years War

1756

Coronation of Louis XVI

1774

Start of American War of Independence

1775

France declares war on Great Britain in support of the American colonies

1778

French people believe economic situation is stable

1781

Treaty of Paris ends war

1783

Diamond Necklace Affair

1785

Minister Calone informs Louis that royal money is insolvent

1786

Assembly of Notables is convoked

1786

The first Assembly of Notables is dissolved

1787

Day of the Tiles in Grenoble

1788

Death of philosopher and mathematician Marquis de Condorcet in prison

1794

Marseillaise accepted as the French National Anthem.

1795

Battle of Lodi (Napoleon in Italy)

1796

Marriage of Napoleon Bonaparte and Joséphine de Beauharnais

1796

Battle of the Nile - Nelson's victory isolates Napoleon in Egypt.

1798

Battle of the Pyramids

1798

Napoleon returns to France

1799

Napoleon leaves Egypt.

1799