In 1789, King Louis called the first meeting of the Estates General since 11614 because of the French government's financial problems.
Tennis Court Oath
June 20, 1789
King Louis XVI ordered the building where the National Assembly was meeting to close. The National Assembly met on a local tennis court called the Jeu de Paume and took an oath to keep meeting until the king recognized them as a legitimate government body.
The Storming of the Bastille
July 14, 1789
The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France, on July 14th, 1789 where the medieval armory, fortress, and political prison known as the Bastille in order to obtain weapons.
The Reign Of Terror
Sep 5, 1793 - Jul 28, 1794
The Reign of Terror was a period of the French Revolution where a series of massacres and numerous public executions took place in response to anti-clerical sentiment and spurious accusations of treason by Maximilien Robespierre.
1798 - 1821
Throughout the 1790's, Napoleon conquered many territories such as Austria and Egypt. This all came to an end in 1821 when Napoleon died from stomach cancer.
The Congress of Vienna
November, 1814 - June, 1815
The Congress of Vienna was a conference for leaders of European States held by Klemens Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna from September 1814 to June of 1815.