The revolution that led to many changes in French government and in Europe in general.
France declares war against Great Britain in support of the American colonies. The subsequent war worsens the debt situation further.
Meeting of the Estates-General - voting to be by Estate, not by head
January - Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès publishes What is the Third Estate? (Qu'est-ce que le tiers-état ?).
Feudal Committee reports back to National Assembly, delaying the abolition of feudalism.
Former Provinces of France replaced by new administrative Departments.
Alliance of Austria and Prussia
Legislative Assembly meets - many young, inexperienced, radical deputies.
Food riots in Paris
Citizen Louis Capet guillotined, formerly known as Louis XVI.
Final 'pacification' of the Vendée - mass killings, scorched earth policy.
Executive Directory takes on executive power.
Suppression of the Paris Revolutionary Tribunal.
Marriage of Napoleon Bonaparte and Joséphine de Beauharnais
Constitution of the Year VIII - leadership of Napoleon established under the Consulate. French Revolution may be considered ended.
Battle of the Trebia (Suvorov defeats French)