french revolution timeline


Great Fear


occurred between July 19 and august 3 1789. in France at the start of the french revolution these present rebellions helped cause a subsequent general panic know as the great fear rural unrest had been present in France since the worsening grain shortage of an aristocrat famine plot to starve the people and town.

Estates General

1788 - 1789

this was Assembly with generals from diffident parts of France that are representing France.

Tennis Court Oath


it is a oath that was singed by 576 of the 577 members from the third estate who were locked out of a meeting of the estate general.

french revolution

1789 - 1799

this was a period of social and political upheaval in France that had a lasting impact on and more broadly throughout the world.


1789 - 1815

is a composed various groups both in and outside of France who joined into the french revolution and sought to change its was a divide between the counter revolution into to parts, European coalition, and the royalists in France.

Creation of national assembly

1789 - 1790

it is a transitional body between the estates general and the national constituent assembly.

storming bastille

july 1789

a group of sales men and craftsmen decided to fight back. their mob stole 28,000 riffles, but they found no powder for their guns. they knew the powder for the guns was in the Bastille, a prison that was a symbol of the kings absolute and arbitrary power. so they attacked it. that day they invaded 80 places.

Important actions of the national convention

1792 - 1795

the conventions lasted for 3 years and came after the national assembly and legislative assembly. the french revolutionary wars had begun and it seemed best to postpone the implementation of the new constitution untill peace should be concluded.

Creation of national convention

1792 - 1795

from September 20 1792 to October 26 1795, brumaire of the year IV under the french republican.

Declaration of the rights of man and the citizen

1793 - 1794

it is a fundamental document of the french revolution and of human rights. the rights of man and the citizen was adopted on 23 august 1789 by the national constituent assembly during the period of the french revolution.

Reign of terror

1793 - 1794

Known as the terror. this was a period of time of violence that occurred after the onset of the french revolution that kicked it off. being marked my a mass executions of enemies of the revolution.

Execution of louisXVI


The death of Louis Capet and the French engraving.

Napoleons Rise to power

1795 - 1808

His career largely resulted from the military innovations he inherited from the french revolution. taking over more land, and taking over colonies with his new inventions and ideas for warfare.

important Napoleonic Reforms

1799 - 1804

this is when their was a legal system put into France. it is a system of laws. the laws were codified and were based on roman law. some of the laws were changed after they were put out from some of them not being able to determine what law applied in any given situation. some of the laws were not even applied to everyone

Invasion of Russia


The French invasion of Russia, Is also know as the Russia campaign. it was the patriotic war or 1812 , it was the turning point of Napoleonic wars. reducing the french and allied invasions. if forced a shift in the invasion. and in politics as it dramatically weekend the french.

Exile to Elba


napoleon Bonaparte emperor of France and one of the greatest military leaders in history. the treaty of frontainebleau is banished to the miditerranean island of elba.

Congress of Vienna

1814 - 1815

it became to be an Internationale meting. the meetings were an attempt to forge a peace full balence and power.

Battle of Waterloo


it was fought on Sunday 18 June near Waterloo in present day Belgium. then part of the united kingdom of the Netherlands. the day napoleon was defeated. Anglo allied army under the command of the duke of wellington combined of Gerard von blucher.