French Revolution ( Important Dates )

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  • The Estates General

    Was the first meeting since 1614 of the French Estates - General , a general assembly representing the French estates of the realm : the clergy (First estate ) , the nobles ( Second Estate ) , and the common people ( Third Estate )
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Occurred in Paris , France on the morning of 14 July 1789 .The prison contained just seven inmates at the time of its storming but was a symbol of the abuse of the monarchy
  • Decleration of the rights of Man

    The declaration was directly influenced by Thomas Jefferson , working with General Lafayette , who introduce it .Influenced also by the doctrine of "Natural right " , the rights of man are held to be universal
  • Flight to Varennes

    There was a significant episode in the French Revolution in which King Louis XVI of France , his queen Marie Antoinette and their immediate family attempted unsucessfully to escape from Paris . But they escaped only as far as the small town of Varennes.
  • French Constitution

    Was the first written constitution in France , created after the collapse of the Absolute Monarchy of the Ancien Regime . One of the basic precepts of the revolution was adopting constitutionality .
  • The Insurrection

    Was one of the defining events in the history of the French Revolution . The day of 10 August resulted in the fall of the French Monarchy after storming the Tuileries Palace by the National Guard .
  • Execution Of Louis XVI

    It was a major event of the French Revolution .After events on the 10 August 1792 , which saw the fall of the monarchy after the attack on the Tuileries , Louis was arrested , interned in the Temple prison with his family .
  • Laws Of Suspects

    Was a decree passed by the Committee of Public Safety on 17 September 1793 , during the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution .
  • The Queen Defense

    Fearing that Marie Antoinette and her son , the nominal King would provide rallying points for royalists within France and abroad , a Revolutionary Tribunal indicated Marie and her children for treason .
  • Tadeusz Kosciuszko

    On March 1794 in the Krakow town square , a veteran of the American Revolutionary War announced the general uprising and assumed the powers of the commander in Chief of all the Polish forces .
  • Thermidorian Reaction

    Was a coup d'etat within the French Revolution against the leaders of the Jacobin Club who had dominated the Committee of Public Safety .
  • 13 Vendemiaire

    Is the name given to a battle between the French Revolutionary troops and Royalists forces in the streets of Paris .The battle was largely responsible for the rapid advancement of Republican General Napoleon Bonaparte's career .
  • National Convention

    Assembly that governed France from September 20,1792 until October 26,1795 during the most critical period of the French Revolution . The national Convention was elected to provide a new constitution for the country after the overthrow of the monarchy .
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    French Revolution ( Important Dates )