French Revolution/Age of Napoleon

  • May 5th, 1789 Meeting with Estates General

    The heads of each estate of France met to discuss issues in their lives. Because nothing was accomplished, the 3rd Estate left the government to make their own government
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Dramatic act of defiance by representatives of the non privileged of the French nation. The deputies of the 3rd estate realizing that in any attempt at reform they would be out voted by the two privileged orders.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    A state prison on the east side of paris, known as the Bastille, was attacked by an angry agressive mob. the prison had become a symbol of the monarchy's dictatorial rule.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Men

    The French National Constituent Assembly issued the declaration. Some delegates at the Assembly had expressed their admiration for Magna Carta and other constitutional documents.
  • Women's March on Versailles

    Also known as the October march. The october days or simply the march of Versailles.
  • Execution of King Louis XVI

    Execution of Luis XVI by guillotine, a major event of the French revolution. This took place publicly at the place de revolution.
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    Regin of Terror

    The Reign of Terror was a period where many first, second, and third estate members were targeted and executed. As a result, paranoia and mistrust spread across the people of France.
  • Maximilien Robespierre's execution

    After a year of harsh rule by Robespierre, many of the revolutionary leaders had enough of the terror.
  • Napoleonic Code is Established

    It was the main influence on the 19 century civil codes of most countries of continental Europe and Latin America.
  • Napoleon crowns himself emperor

    His coronation ceremony took place on December 2, 1804, in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, with incredible splendor at the considerable expense.
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    Peninsular War

    The military conflict fought by Spain, the United Kingdom and Portugal against the invading and occupying forces.
  • Napoleon and his men march on Russia

    They crossed the Neman river, invading Russia from present day poland.
  • Napoleon is exiled to Elba

    Abdicates the throne, and in the Treaty of Fontainebleau is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba.
  • Napoleon dies

    Napoleon was exiled to the remote, British heald island of Saint Helena, in the South Atlantic Ocean. He died that day most likey from stomach cancer.