French Revolution

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  • Louis XVI summons the Estates General

    Louis XVI summons the Estates General
    The Estates-General of 1789 was a general assembly representing the French estates of the realm summoned by Louis XVI to propose solutions to France's financial problems.
  • The “Tennis Court Oath”

    The “Tennis Court Oath”
    The Tennis Court Oath was a pledge that was signed in the early days of the French Revolution and was an important revolutionary act that displayed the belief that political authority came from the nation's people and not from the monarchy
  • Abolition of feudal (noble, clerical) rights

    Abolition of feudal (noble, clerical) rights
    The Assembly then passed the August Decrees, formalising the abolition of seigneurial feudalism and noble privilege in France. It was welcomed and celebrated by liberal revolutionaries.
  • The Wives’ March; Louis “kidnapped” back to Paris

    The Wives’ March; Louis “kidnapped” back to Paris
    Hunger had stricken in the Versailles. A rumor had spread that there was stock of flour with the king and the queen during those days of famine. Knowing this, many Parisian women marched towards Versailles and ransacked the apartment of the queen
  • National Assembly abolishes the nobility

    National Assembly abolishes the nobility
    The National Assembly abolishes the feudal system entirely." It abolished both the seigneurial rights of the Second Estate (the nobility) and the tithes gathered by the First Estate (the Catholic clergy).
  • France declare war on Austria and Prussia

    France declare war on Austria and Prussia
    he Legislative Assembly declared war on Austria. .This painting commemorates The Battle of Valmy, which was a turning point for French forces. It took place in September of 1792, and was one of the Republic's first victories
  • Declaration of Pillnitz: Austria & Prussia express support for Louis

    Declaration of Pillnitz: Austria & Prussia express support for Louis
    Declaration of Pillnitz, joint declaration issued on August 27, 1791, by Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II and King Frederick William II of Prussia, urged European powers to unite to restore the monarchy in France
  • French Republic proclaimed

    French Republic proclaimed
    The First Republic (1792-1804) Following the aftermaths of the Revolution of 1789 and the abolishment of the monarchy, the First Republic of France is established on September 22 of 1792.
  • Louis XVI executed

    Louis XVI executed
    he execution of Louis XVI by means of the guillotine, a major event of the French Revolution, took place on 21 January 1793 at the Place de la Révolution in Paris. The National Convention had convicted the king in a near-unanimous vote and condemned him to death by a simple majority
  • Robespierre guillotined

    Robespierre guillotined
    Maximilien Robespierre, the architect of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, is overthrown and arrested by the National Convention. As the leading member of the Committee of Public Safety from 1793, Robespierre encouraged the execution, mostly by guillotine, of more than 17,000 enemies of the Revolution.
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    Key Moments In The French Revolution

    This timeline shows the important moments in the French revolution from 1789 to 1794