French Revolution (Sara)

  • Attack to the Catholic Ireland

    Attack to the Catholic Ireland
    In Catholic Ireland he promoted the Loyalist uprising that would later take Dublin in 1689, later being defeated the following year by the troops of William III.
  • Born of Louis XVI

    Born of Louis XVI
    Louis XVI of France was born on August 23, 1754 and died on January 21, 1793. He was known for being King of France and Navarre between 1774 and 1789, Co-Prince of Andorra between 1774 and 1793, and King of the French between 1789 and 1792. He is also known for being the last monarch before the fall of the monarchy by the French Revolution, thus also known as the last to exercise his powers as an absolute monarch.
  • Financial Crisis

    Financial Crisis
    Before the French revolution, at the end of the 18th century, after the expenses of wars and its participation in the independence of the United States, France was in an economic crisis. They had bad harvests and there was also more and more demand. All this plus the increase in taxes made the people take to the streets to protest since all the negative effects fell on them, especially on the peasants.
  • Women's March on Versailles

    Women's March on Versailles
    The Women's March on Versailles increases demand for a French constitutional monarchy, relocates the royal family to the Tuileries Palace in Paris.
  • General States

    General States
    The General States was inaugurated in the Ballroom of the Palace of Versailles, convened by Louis XVI, with the intention of resolving the critical situation that the French Treasury was going through. Formed by 1138 people.
  • National Assembly

    National Assembly
    The national assembly put the Revolution in the hands of the moderate sectors. With it, France ceased to be an absolute monarchy and was organized as a limited and constitutional monarchy.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    Versailles was gripped by political turmoil. Louis XVI, beset by financial problems and popular discontent, had been forced to convene the Estates General, the traditional representative assembly of the kingdom of medieval origin.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    The Bastille was a powerful fortress that dominated the popular neighborhoods of eastern Paris, a symbol of the arbitrary authority of the absolute monarchy, which was originally a fortification against the English during the Hundred Years War, and which Richelieu turned into a prison of the State.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

    Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
    The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, was the end of the Old Regime and the beginning of a new era. It is inspired by the Declaration of the Rights of Man that was given in the United States, as well as being inspired by the philosophical spirit of the 18th century. This event proclaims the rights of freedom, security and resistance to oppression.
  • Flight to Vareness

    Flight to Vareness
    The Flight to Varennes, was one of the most significant events of the French Revolution, which happened after the serious fall of the royal family in question to its authority. It happened on the night of June 20, 1791, Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI and his children tried to flee from the Tuileries Palace.
  • First Constitution

    First Constitution
    The Constitution of 1791 is the product of the first years of the French Revolution, and marked a very important milestone in the advancement of political participation compared to the previous model of the Old Regime. We have already talked about the historical events that were marking the path of the Revolution during the Assembly, let us now see what its greatest work was: the Constitution of 1791.
  • Assault on the Tuileries Palace

    Assault on the Tuileries Palace
    There was a great rancor of the people towards Louis XVI and his family, this finally exploded on August 10, 1792, when the enraged crowd stormed the Tuileries Palace, accusing the monarch of treason between shouts, thus forcing him to take refuge in the Legislative Assembly.
  • The Robespierre Revolutionary Tribunal

    The Robespierre Revolutionary Tribunal
    After the assault on the Tuileries Palace and the fall of the constitutional monarchy, they created the Court of August 17. One of the main promoters is Robespierre.
    The activity of the Tribunal was oriented towards the purge and trial of the actions against the insurrection and defense of the Tuileries Palace, as well as jurisdiction over the common crime committed in Paris. The court was maintained until November 29, 1792, when they decreed its suspension.
  • First French Revolution

    First French Revolution
    The events that happened in France terrified the European monarchs, who saw that their thrones were in danger and formed a coalition against the revolutionaries. Louis XVI, in an attempt to escape, ended up being discovered and the people attacked the Tuileries Palace.
  • Jacobin Convention

    Jacobin Convention
    The committee of public health directed the war, diplomacy, finance, and internal security of France. The revolutionary court judged without the possibility of defense those suspected of being counterrevolutionaries.
  • Execution of Louis XVI

    Execution of Louis XVI
    He was a French monarch who held the title of Duke of Berry. He was found guilty of treason and sentenced to the guillotine on January 21, 1793. His execution marked the end of the absolutist monarchy in France.
  • Robespierre Execution

    Robespierre Execution
    Robespierre, was one of the most recognized politicians of the French Revolution. Robespierre, was pursued and captured in Varennes, one of the places where he decided to stop during his trip. Finally, Robespierre, was recognized as the culprit of establishing alliances with different foreign powers. And he was sentenced to die in the guillotine on July 27, 1794.
  • Thermidorian Reaction

    Thermidorian Reaction
    The Convention ends, beginning a period of reaction against the revolutionary government policy. This occurs after the fall of Robespierre in the guillotine. Finally, the period of the French Republic and the rule of the Jacobins came to an end.
  • Thermidorian Reaction

    Thermidorian Reaction
    The Thermidorian reaction is the name given to the period after Robespierre's death until October 26, 1795. The name Thermidor comes from one of the months of the Republican calendar and refers to Thermidor 9 of Year II, which It is the date on which the death of Robespierre put an end to the French Republic of Jacobin domination.
  • Le Coup D'état

    Le Coup D'état
    The coup d'état took place on the 18th Brumaire of the year VIII, a conspiracy of notables who wanted to defend, with the support of the army, the interests of the bourgeoisie that emerged from the Revolution.
  • The Battle of Trafalgar

    The Battle of Trafalgar
    The Battle of Trafalgar was a naval battle, initiated by the United Kingdom, Austria, Russia, Naples, and Sweden to try to destroy Napoleon and eliminate French military influence in Europe. This battle was off the coast of Cape Trafalgar, Barbate. This battle is considered one of the most important of the 19th century. In this battle, the British army won.