The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France, on the afternoon of 14 July 1789. The medieval armory, fortress, and political prison are known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris.
The meeting of the estates general
March 12, 1789
the estate general was a meeting for the three estates, the clergy's, nobility, and the peasant classes. it determined each class's rights and personal rights.
The tennis court oath
March 13, 1789
The third french estate vowed not to separate and to reassemble wherever circumstances require until the constitution of the kingdom is established.
The reign of terror
The Reign of 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.
the rise of napoleon and creation of an empire
1799 - 1804
Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution (1789-1799). After seizing political power in France in an 1799 coup d'état, he crowned himself emperor in 1804.
congress of vienna
The Congress of Vienna was a meeting of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich, and held in Vienna from November 1814 to June 1815, though the delegates had arrived and were already negotiating by late September 1814.
Napoleons empire collapses
in April 1814, Napoleon surrendered and gave up the French throne, ending his reign. Napoleon had a great desire to defeat Britain. Even though he had conquered most of Europe.