Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks and tiers of the military during the French Revolution after seizing political power in France in a coup d’etat he crowned himself in 1804 and he built his empire through conquest of territories belonging to his enemies.
The meeting of the estates general
May 5, 1789 - May 6, 1789
Louis XVI assembled the three estates for a meeting to decide on new taxes and reforms in the country and this also started the French Revolution
The tennis court oath
June 20, 1789 - June 27, 1789
The French third estate took the Tennis Court Oath vowing not to separate and to reassemble wherever the circumstances were required until the constitution of the kingdom is established.
The Storming of the Bastille
July 14, 1789 - July 15, 1789
The state prison of paris known as bastille was attacked by a angry mob and the prison was a symbol of the monarchy in Paris and was one of the defining moments in the revolution.
The Reign of Terror
Sep 5, 1793 - Jul 28, 1794
The Reign of Terror was the period of time when the French Revolution had a series of massacres and numerous public executions took place and people ran around with beheaded heads and the first two estates were being hunted
Napoleons empire collapses
April, 1814 - April 11, 1814
He fell from power due to a combination of failures of napoleons major military campaigns, a failed attempt to invade Russia, and his great desires to defeat Britain led him to his collapse of his empire
The Congress of Vienna
Nov 1814 - June 1815
It was a meeting of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens after the downfall of napoleon and was called to create a balance among the European powers to prevent future wars and to maintain peace and stability on the European continent.