Upon his grandfather's death on 10 May 1774, he assumed the title "King of France and Navarre", which he used until 4 September 1791, when he received the title of "King of the French
The Estates General was a legislative and consultative assembly of the different classes (or estates) of French subjects.
The National Assembly was a revolutionary assembly formed by the representatives of the Third Estate of the Estates-General.
Tennis court oath
On 20 June 1789, the members of the French Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath vowing "not to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established".
Necker is fired
Jacques Necker was a banker who became a finance minister for Louis XVI and a French statesman. Necker played a key role in French history before and during the first period of the French Revolution.
Storming of the bastille
The medieval armory, fortress, and political prison known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris.
07/17/1789 - 8/03/1789
The Great Fear was a general panic that took place between 17 July and 3 August 1789, at the start of the French Revolution.
Declaration of rights of man and citizens
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen set by France's National Constituent Assembly in 1789, is a human civil rights document from the French Revolution.
Women's march on versailles
The march began among women in the marketplaces of Paris who, on the morning of 5 October 1789, were near rioting over the high price and scarcity of bread.
Constitution of 1791
The National Assembly began the process of drafting a constitution. The Declaration of the Rights of Man eventually became the preamble of the constitution.