French Revolution/Age of Napoleon

  • Meeting with estates general

    King Louis called upon the Estates General because of the actions of the people towards a reform. He done so to decide what to do next with the country
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Meeting that was called on a tennis court near the Versailles palace. The meeting was on the changing and reforming of the constitution and the country.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    The Bastille was a French armory in the center of Paris France. In the destroying of this it caused major untable state in the Monarchy starting the reformation.
  • Women's march on Versailles

    Also known as the October March, it was probably the most important event in the French Revolution due to the fact that King Louis was captured.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    The Declaration of the Rights of Man is the new declaration written by the French. It was written as the new and reformed constitution after the fall of the Monarchy.
  • Execution of King Louis XVI

    King Louis was killed by the guillotine. This caused the end of the Monarchy and played a major part in the way the French Revolution went.
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    Reign of Terror

    Time in the French Revolution where the old government was removed and the new government was implanted. Also anyone that was part of the old form of government was killed.
  • Maximilien Robespierre's execution

    Maximilian was executed in order to end the reign of terror due to the fact that he was the current leader of France. There where many more of his supporters executed as well.
  • Napoleonic Code is established

    Code in which states the laws and freedoms of the French. Kind of like the American Constitution.
  • Napoleon Crowns himself emperore

    Napoleon Crowns himself emperor and Josephine Empress. There ceremony is held in the Cathedral Notre Dame.
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    Peninsular war

    War fought over the Iberian Peninsula by France, Spain, The United Kingdom, and Portugal. It also overlaps with the Spanish war for independence.
  • Napoleon and his men march to Russia

    Napoleon's march to Russia was in hopes to capture Russia's capital, Moscal. The war effort was an ultimate disaster and 300,000 Frenchmen were killed.
  • Napoleon is banished to Elba

    After the massive defeat against the Russians and the battle of waterloo, Napoleon is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba.
  • Napoleans death

    6 years after his banishment Napoleon does of stomach cancer.