French Revolution

  • Jean-Paul Marot

    Jean-Paul Marot
    A French political theorist, physician, and scientist. He was well known for his publications during the French Revolution. He also was a leader of the Reign of Terror in France.
  • Louis XVI

    Louis XVI
    King Louis XVI was the last king of France before the fall of the monarchy. He became the new heir to the thrown when his father died in 1765. He was married to Marie Antoinette.
  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette
    Marie was the last queen of France before the French Revolution. She was known for her iconic hairstyles as well as fashion. The phrase, "Let them eat cake", is widely associated with Marie.
  • Georges Danton

    Georges Danton
    Often known for oratory skills and his role in the early stages on the revolution. He was a key leader of the radical faction known as the Cordeliers Club. He was arrested and executed during the Reign of Terror in 1784.
  • Charlotte Corday

    Charlotte Corday
    Charlotte was a supporter of the Girondins, a political group. She assassinated Jean-Paul while he was taking a medical bath. She was born in Normandy, France
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon rose power to the French Revolution and became emperor of the French in 1804. He's often known for his military intelligence. He was born in Corsica, a French territory.
  • Great Fear

    Great Fear
    The Great Fear was a time of rioting and panic by the poor people of France. This soon brought the storming of Bastille. Approximately 20,000 people were killed during this period.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    Members of the 3rd estate were locked out of there usual meeting area. Because of this, they had to meet on a nearby tennis court. They took an oath to not separate until they've established a new Constitution for France.
  • Attack on the Bastille

    Attack on the Bastille
    The storming of Bastille symbolized the beginning of the French Revolution. Troops stormed in order to gain control. They finally made it in after 4 hours of fighting and 94 deaths.
  • Flight to Varennes

    Flight to Varennes
    King Louis XVI's attempt to flee brought us the start of the Flight to Varennes. Him and his family were attempting to escape Paris. They had hoped to obtain the security and freedom they had felt they deserved.
  • Jacobins

    He was a member of Jacobin Club, which was a revolutionary political movement. This club was the most well know during the French Revolution. The club started the Reign of Terror September 5, 1793.
  • National Convention is Formed

    National Convention is Formed
    This replaced the legislative assembly and became the governing body of France. The convention was responsible for abolishing the monarchy and declaring France a republic. It drafted and approved the new French Constitution of 1793.
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    The Reign of Terror was a period in the French Revolution which followed the creation of the first republican society. 300,000 suspects were arrested during this time, 17,000 were executed. 10,000 died in prison without a trial
  • Execution of Louis XVI

    Execution of Louis XVI
    Louis XVI was executed by guillotine. When he was executed, it symbolized the end of the monarchy. This marked a significant turning point in the French Revolution.
  • The Directory is Formed

    The Directory is Formed
    The Directory was an executive branch of the French government. It was established after the fall of the National Convention and the end of the Reign of Terror. The Directory was held by 5 directors who had executive power.