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King Louis XVI Calls the Estates General

August 1788

The Tennis Court Oath

June 20, 1789

The storming of the Bastile

July 14, 1789

National Assembly adopts the "Declaration of the rights of Man and the Citizen"

August 1789

The Great Fear in the countryside

August 3, 1789

The Bread March on Versailles

October 5, 1789

The Constitution of 1791 sets up a limited constitutional monarchy in France

1791

The Directory is installed

1792

The Legislative Assembly Declares war on Austria

1792

Louis XVI is Executed

January 12, 1793

Robespierre's Reign of Terror

June 27, 1793

Napoleon's coup d'etat, overthrowing the Directory

1799

Napoleon is declared First Consul

1802

Napoleon is declared Emperor

May 18, 1804

Battle at Cape Trafalgar

October 21, 1805

The Continental System is implemented

1806

Napoleon is defeated in Russia

1812

Napoleon is defeated at Leipzig

1813

Napoleon is exiled to Elba

March 4, 1814

Napoleon is defeated at Waterloo

June 15, 1815

Napoleon is exiled to St. Helena

October 16, 1815