French Revolution

Main

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Publishes The Social Contract

1762

Adam Smith Publishes Wealth of Nations

1776

American Revolution

1776 - 1783

American Constitutional Convention

1787

Third Estate Re-Names Itself National Assembly; Tennis Court Oath

1789

July 14 - Fall of Bastille
August - National Assembly Passes Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
October - Women March to Versailles

Civil Constitution of the Clergy

1790

National Assembly Becomes Legislative Assembly; Flight to Verennes

1791

April - Declaration of the War on Austria; September - September Massacres

1792

Revolt in the Provinces

1793 - 1796

Terror Begins + Much More

1793

Jan - Execution of Louis XVI
June - Girondins Arrested
July - Robespierre named to committee of Public Safety, Death of Marat
October - Execution of Marie Antoinette

Great Terror / Thermidor and Death of Robespierre

1794

March-April - Great Terror Gets Worse
July - Thermidore and Death of Robespierre

Directory Takes Over, Bonaparte Conquers Italy

1795

Napoleon's Invasion of Egypt

1798 - 1799

November Napoleon Bonaparte's Coup D'Etat

1799

Napoleon Crowns Himself Emperor, Issues Civil Code

1804

Battle of Trafalgar and Austerlitz

1805

Napoleon's Invasion of Russia

1812

Waterloo

1815

Napoleon Dies at Age 52

1821