• Estates-General of 1789

    The Estates-General convened in Versailles on 5 May 1789 and opened with a three-hour speech. The Third Estate demanded that each estate verifying the credentials of its own members internally;
  • National Assembly

    The Third Estate, now meeting as the Communes proceed with verification of its own powers and invite the other two estates to take part. They completed the process on 17 June.They declared themselves the National Assembly,
  • Women's March on Versailles

    On 5 October 1789 crowds of women began to assemble at Parisian markets.Getting unsatisfactory responses from city officials, as many as 7,000 women joined the march to Versailles, bringing with them cannons and a variety of smaller weapons.
  • Royal trip to Varenne

    Louis XVI was annoyed by the revolution. His brother help him to emigrate to Austria. The King was recognised and arrested at Varennes, he and his family were brought back to Paris under guard, still dressed as servants.
  • Monarchy crisis

    The royal family ended as prisoners.Legislative Assembly suspended the monarchy; little more than a third of the deputies were present, almost all of them Jacobins.
  • Execution of Louis XVI

    made Louis appear to be conspiring with the enemies of France. On 17 January 1793 Louis was condemned to death for "conspiracy against the public liberty and the general safety" by a close majority in Convention
  • Reign of Terror

    The Committee of Public Safety came under the control of Maximilien Robespierre, a lawyer, and the Jacobins unleashed the Reign of Terror.At least 16,594 people died under the guillotine.
  • reaction after the terror

    The Thermidorian Reaction led to the arrest and execution of Robespierre, Louis de Saint-Just, and other leading Jacobins. The new government was predominantly made up of Girondists who had survived the Terror. they revenged by executing many of its former members in what was known as the White Terror.[