French Revolution and liberal revolts

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In History
  • Meeting of the Estates General

    Meeting of the Estates General
    Meeting that was called to discuss political and economic reforms, need of taxes. Each estate had a vote.
  • National Assembly

    National Assembly
    3rd Estate declared that it was the truly government of France
  • Storming the Bastille

    Storming the Bastille
    People from Paris and soldiers attacked the fortress-prison, symbol of the Absolute MOnarchy
  • Storming the Bastille

    Storming the Bastille
    People from Paris and soldiers attacked the fortress-prison, symbol of the Ancient Regime
  • Great Fear

    Great Fear
    A wave of senseless panic that spread through France after the storming of the Bastille.
  • Women March on Versailles

    Women March on Versailles
    Angry Parisian women stormed Versailles demanding end of food shortage and the royal family would return to Paris.
  • Execution of the King

    Execution of the King
    After being put on trial the king is sentenced to death. He is executed by the guillotine on January 21, 1793.
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    Thousands of people are sentenced to death by execution that is caused by conflict between two political parties the Jacobins, and the Girondins. The leader of the Jacobins, Maximilien arises as a new leader of the Revolution.
  • Execution of the Queen

    Execution of the Queen
    This was the day that Marie Antoinette was executed by the guillotine. She was the first execution after the Reign of Terror started.
  • Execution of Robespierre

    Execution of Robespierre
    Maximilien Robespierre, leader of the Jacobins, is executed and the power of the Jacobins fall with him. The Girondins gain more power as a result.
  • The Directory

    The Directory
    French revolutionary government from 1795 to 1799.
  • The Consulate

    The Consulate
    Coup of Brumaire Napoleon overthrows the Directory.
    Napoleon elected First Consul of the Consulate.
  • The Civil Code

    The Civil Code
    Introduction of the Civil Code (also known as Napoleon Code).
  • Napoleon, Emperor of France

    Napoleon, Emperor of France
    Napoleon crowns himself Emperor in Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris
  • The Continental System

    The Continental System
  • Invasion of Spain

    Invasion of Spain
    Spanish people rise up against France. Often referred to as Dos de Mayo Uprising.
    May 3: Napoleon's soldiers retaliate for uprising by brutally executing Spanish citizens (famously depicted in Goya's The Third of May 1808)
  • Napoleon marries Marie Louise of Austria by proxy in Vienna.

    Napoleon marries Marie Louise of Austria by proxy in Vienna.
  • Napoleon in Moscow

    Napoleon in Moscow
    Grand Army enters Moscow to find the city abandoned and set aflame by the inhabitants; retreating in the midst of a frigid winter, the army suffers devastating losses
  • Grande Armée expelled from Russia.

     Grande Armée expelled from Russia.
  • Battle of Waterloo

     Battle of Waterloo
    Defeated in the Battle of Waterloo by the British and Prussians, led by Wellington and Blucher
  • Napoleon is sent to Santa Helena

    Napoleon is sent to Santa Helena
    After being defeated in Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte went to exile.