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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 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.