French Revolution


Finacial Crisis of 1787 - 1789

1787 - 1789

Movement that shook France between 1787 and 1799, reaching its first climax in 1789, causes included the loss of peasant support for the feudal system.

Great Fear

1789 - 1791

Pre revolutionary activity started when the French government began to falter. The main problem was that the royal finances were in a considerable debt due to their spite for the British and their hasty decision to aid the people who were rebelling in the American Revolution, it was between july 19 to august 3


1789 - 1815

A revolution whose aim is the deposition and reversal of a political or social system set up by a previous revolution.

Storming Bastille

1789 - 1790

The people of Paris stormed the Bastille, the prison which was the symbol of the absolute monarchy which France had been suffering under for so long.

Creation of National Assembly

1789 - 1791

France's parliament over the last two centuries is closely linked with the history of democracy and the chequered path it has followed before finding its culmination in today's institutions.

Delclaration of the Rights of Men and Citizen

1789 - 1790

The representatives of the French people, organized as a National Assembly, believing that the ignorance, neglect, or contempt of the rights of man are the sole cause of public calamities and of the corruption of governments, have determined to set forth in a solemn declaration the natural, unalienable, and sacred rights of man, in order that this declaration

Estates General

1789 - 1799

The Estates-General or French Parliament was a political organization in the fourteenth century. The Estates-General was made up of representatives from clergy, nobility and the common people.

Tennis Court Oath

1789 - 1790

was a result of the growing discontent of the Third Estate in France in the face of King Louis XVI's desire to hold onto the country's history of absolute government. The deputies of the Third Estate were coming together for a meeting to discuss the reforms proposed by Necker, the Prime Minister.

Execution of Louis XVI

1792 - 1793

The French people accuses you of having committed a multitude of crimes in order to establish your tyranny by destroying its liberty.

Creation of National Convention

1792 - 1795

The constitutional and legislative assembly which sat from 20 September 1792 to 26 October 1795 (the 4th of Brumaire of the year IV under the French Republican Calendar adopted by the Convention).

Important Actions of the National Convention

1792 - 1793

A political convention held every four years in the United States by most of the political parties who will be fielding nominees in the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

Reign of Terror

1793 - 1794

A period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution, incited by conflict between rival political factions, the Girondins and the Jacobins.

Napoleon's Rise to Power

1795 - 1802

The assembly was forever grateful after that, giving Bonaparte greater and greater responsibility, until the army was his instead of the government's.

Battle of Waterloo

1803 - 1815

Belgium on June 18, 1815. In this battle, the forces of the French Empire under the leadership of Michael Ney and Napoleon Bonaparte were defeated by the Seventh Coalition and a Prussian Army, which was commanded by Gebhard Von Blucher.

Important Napoleonic Reforms

1804 - 1805

System of laws was in a state of chaos. Laws were not codified and were based on Roman law, ancient custom or monarchical paternalism.

Invasion of Russia

1812 - 1813

a turning point during the Napoleonic Wars. It reduced the French and allied invasion forces (the Grande Armée) to a tiny fraction of their initial strength and triggered a major shift in European politics as it dramatically weakened French hegemony in Europe.

Congress of Vienna

1814 - 1815

A conference of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, and held in Vienna from September 1814 to June 1815.[1] The objective of the Congress was to settle the many issues arising from the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire.

Exile to Elba

1814 - 1815

Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled by the Allied governments to Elba following his abdication at Fontainebleau and landed on the island on 4 May 1814.