Born on the island of Corsica. Rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution. After seizing political power in France, he crowned himself emperor.
The Meeting of the Estates General
May 5, 1789 - June 17, 1789
Consisted of over 1,200 deputies representing the 3 estates in pre-revolutionary France. Clergy, nobility, commoners. The estate to which a person belonged was very important because it determined that a person's rights, obligations, and status.
The Storming of the Bastille
July 14th 1789 - 1789
The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France, on the afternoon of 14 July 1789. The medieval armory, fortress, and political prison is known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris.
the Tennis Court Oath
The Tennis Court Oath is an incomplete painting by Jacques-Louis David, painted between 1790 and 1794 and showing the titular Tennis Court Oath at Versailles, one of the foundational events of the French Revolution
The Reign of Terror
Sep 5, 1793 - July 28, 1794
The Reign of Terror, or more commonly The Terror, refers to a period of the French Revolution when, following the creation of the First French Republic, a series of massacres and numerous public executions
Napoleon’s Empire Collapses
He gave up the French throne and ended his reign. He wanted to defeat Britain. he conquered most of Europe.
The congress of Vienna
November 1814 - June 1815
The Congress of Vienna was a meeting of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich