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.
the storming of the bastille
The storming of the bastille set off a series of events that led to the overthrow of King Louis XVI and the French Revolution.
The medival armory, fortress and political prision know as the bastille represented a oval authority in the center of Paris.
The meeting of the estates general
May 5, 1789
In 1789, the King Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates General. It was the first meeting of the Estates General called since 1614. He called the meeting because the French government was having financial problems.
The tennis court oath
June 20, 1789 - 1791
The tennis court oath was a pledge that was signed in the early days of the French Revolution and was an important revolutionary act that displayed the belief that political authority came from the nation’s people and not from the monarchy.
the Reign of Terror
September 5, 1793 - July 28, 1794
Also called the Terror French La Terreur.
Had an economic side embodied in the maximum, a price-control measure demanded by the lower classes of Paris.
Took place during the brief period of rule of the urban workers.
Napoleon empire collapses
Napoleon surrendered and gave up the French throne, ending his reign. Napoleon had a great desired to defeat Britain. Even though he had conquered most of Europe. He committed three mistakes that led him to the collapse of his empire.
The Congress of Vienna
1814 - 1815
The congress of Vienna hold for 1 year from September of 1814 to June 1815.
Establish to creat abalance of power and to prevent future disagreements
All territory Napoleon conquered France was deprives to