This assembly was composed of three estates – the clergy, nobility and commoners.The opening of the Estates General, on 5 May 1789 in Versailles, also marked the start of the French Revolution.
The Rise of Napoleon and Creation of and Empire
1789 - 1799
Born on the island of Corsica, Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution
The Tennis Court Oath
20 June 1789 - 1791
Estates-General had been called to address the country's fiscal and agricultural crisis, but they had become bogged down in issues of representation immediately after convening in May 1789,
The Storming of the Bastille
July 14, 1789
The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France, on the afternoon of 14 July 1789. The medieval armory, fortress, and political prison known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the centre of Paris.
The reign of Terror
September 5, 1793 - July 28, 1794
The Reign of Terror, or The Terror, refers to a period during the French Revolution after the First French Republic was established in which multiple massacres and public executions occurred in response
Napolean's Empire Collapses
11 April 1814 - April 1814
Eventually, in April 1814, Napoleon surrendered and gave up the French throne, ending his reign.
The Congress of Vienna
September 1814 - 1823
The Congress of Vienna, also called Vienna Congress, was a meeting of ambassadors of European states