French revolution

  • Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes

    Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes
    His concept of popular sovereignty guided the National Assembly in its struggle against the monarchy and nobility during the first months of the French Revolution. He played a big role in organizing the coup d'etat which brought Napoleon Bonaparte to power. He was a French politician.
  • Olympe de Gouges

    Olympe de Gouges
    she was a political activist who did writings on woman rights and reached out to Many people even in different countries. She was also the first woman to fight for woman rights. Olympes most known for her writing The Rights of Woman
  • Louis XVI

    Louis XVI
    Louis was the last king before the end of monarchy during the French revolution. Not many people agreed with his actions or choices or really supported him during his time ruling. Near the end of his life he was executed.
  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette
    Was the queen of France, so she was married to Louis XVI. They had four children but only one lived to adult hood. Well know for the saying "let them eat cake", so the people of France didn't like her for that or her lavish spending making them more in debt.
  • Georges Danton

    Georges Danton
    Georges was a French advocate. He was also a leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution, in particular as the first president of the Committee of Public Safety. He was a lawyer and politician.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte
    He was a French military leader, and led to many successes during revolution wars. Napoleon was the first emperor of France and makes things better in France. He remains one of the most well known and controversial political figures in human history.
  • Jacobins

    Was a member of a democratic club established in Paris in 1789. The Jacobins were the most radical and ruthless of the political groups formed in the wake of the French Revolution. The club got its name from meeting at the Dominican rue Saint-Honoré Monastery of the Jacobins.
  • Great Fear

    Great Fear
    A period of panic and riot by peasants and others amid rumours of an “aristocratic conspiracy” by the king and the privileged to overthrow the Third Estate. Rural unrest had been present in France since the worsening grain shortage of the spring, and, fuelled by rumors of an aristocrats' "famine plot" to starve or burn out the population, both peasants and townspeople mobilized in many regions.
  • Tennis court Oath

    Tennis court Oath
    The third estate established the National Assembly, the new revolutionary government, and pledged "not to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established." The king had locked the door to where they used to meet to vote so they meet somewhere they could all fit. The third estate wanted to keep meeting to discuss the vote.
  • Attack on Bastille

    Attack on Bastille
    A prison on the east side of Paris which was the Bastille was attacked by the angry people of France. They were hoping to find weapons but only found gun powder. The prison only held 7 prisoners who they also set free in process.
  • Women's march on Versailles

    Women's march on Versailles
    The Women's March on Versailles, simply the March on Versailles, was one of the earliest and most significant events of the French Revolution. The march began among women in the marketplaces of Paris who, on the morning of 5 October 1789, were near rioting over the high price and scarcity of bread. Their demonstrations quickly became intertwined with the activities of revolutionaries, who were seeking liberal political reforms and a constitutional monarchy for France.
  • Flight to Varennes

    Flight to Varennes
    King Louis XVI of France, Queen Marie Antoinette, and their immediate family unsuccessfully attempted to escape from Paris. They were taken back into the middle of Paris to be put under watch. Eventually they both got executed.
  • Execution of Louis XVI

    Execution of Louis XVI
    Major event of the French revolution and took place publicly. Happened at the Place de la Révolution ("Revolution Square", formerly Place Louis XV, and renamed Place de la Concorde in 1795) in Paris.
  • Reign of terror

    Reign of terror
    This was a period of violence during the French revolution. 16,594 people were executed by guillotine. It began with the overthrow of the Girondins and the ascendancy of the Jacobins under Robespierre
  • Napoleon invades Russia

    Napoleon invades Russia
    The French invasion of Russia, also known as the Russian Campaign, the Second Polish War, the Second Polish Campaign, the Patriotic War of 1812, and the War of 1812, was begun by Napoleon to force Russia back into the Continental blockade of the United Kingdom.