Napoleon was born on the island of Corsica, He quickly rose through the ranks of the military during the revolution. He crowned himself emperor in 1804
The meeting of the estates general
May 5th 1789
A meeting was called by Louis XVI and the estates general. This was the first meeting between the estates general and ruler since 1614.The meeting was called because of France's financial problems.This was is looked at as the start of the revolution.
The tennis Court Oath
June 20 1789
The Third estate vowed "not to separate and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established".It was a pivot point it the revolution.
Storming the Bastille
July 14, 1789
Took place in Paris France.This event was by the people against the government signaling the revolution.Before the storm the Bastille was a political prison, armory, and fortress
The reign of terror
September 5, 1793 - Jul 27, 1794
A period during the French Revolution. After the First French Republic was created in which multiple public executions and massacres occurred in response.
dec 2 1804 - 1814
This was The First French Empire.Was defeated in the battle of Waterloo. Achieved Military supremacy in Europe.
Napoleon's empire falls
Napoleon's desire to defeat Britain led him to make three major mistakes that led to the downfall of his empire
The Congress of Vienna
September 1814 - June 1815
This congress was called to prevent wars and create a balance of power in Europe after the fall of napoleon