French Revolution Timeline

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French Revolution Timeline


French Revolution Timeline

King Louis XVI calls the Estates General. May 5, Louis XVI called the States General in 1789 because of the state of the French economy.

Tennis Court Oath June 20, was a result of the growing discontent of the third Estate in France in the face of King Louis XVI desire to hold on to the country's history of absolute goverment.

The National Assembly adopts the "Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen"July 11, a book representatives of the French people, organized in National Assembly, about rights of man and citizen.

King Louis XVI is executedJanuary 21, one day after being convicted of conspiracy with foreing powers and sentenced to death by the French National Convention.

The Constitution of 1791 sets up a limited constitutional monarchy in FranceSeptember 30, was the firts written constitution in France, created after the collapse of the Absolute Monarchy.





Napoleon's coup de'etat of the French GovernmentNovember 9-10, took place during the French Revolution, the people of France overthrew the government. Napoleon took this opportunity to step up and lead the new government

Battle of WaterlooJune 18, the battle of waterloo, which took place in Belgium, marked the final defeat of French military leader and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.


The Legislative Assembly declares war on Austria April 20, the Legislative Assembly declared war on Austia. Although the French fared poorly at first, the armies became more successful as the war progressed


Robespierre's Reing of Terror September 5, this was a period where anyone who opposed Rospierre's idealims was judicially murdered, generally by use of the guillotine.


Napoleonic Code of Law established March 21, after four years of debate and planning, French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte enacts a new legar framework for France, know as the "Napoleonic Code." The civil code gave post-revolutionary France its first coherent set of laws.


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