Born on the island of Corsica, Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution (1789-1799). After seizing political power in France in a 1799 coup d'état, he crowned himself emperor in 1804.Nov 9, 2009
The Meeting of the Estates General
May 5, 1789 - May 5,1789
Louis XVl convened the Estates General
The Tennis Court Oath
The tennis court oath was a pledge taken by Third Estate deputies to the Estates General.
The Storming of the bastille
The storming of the bastille took place paris
the reign of terror
September 5,1793 - July 28,1794
Radicals led by Maximilien Robespierre took over the government and started the Reign of Terror.
The congress of Vienna
1814 - 1815
The Congress of Vienna was a conference of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens Wenzel von Metternich and held in Vienna from November 1814 to June 1815, though the delegates had arrived and were already negotiating by late September 1814.
Napoleon's Empire Collapses
March 1814 - April 6,1814
Napoleon, then in his mid-40s, was forced to abdicate the throne.