French Revolution Timeline

  • Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates-General to formulate a new tax plan.

    Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates-General to formulate a new tax plan.
    Following the economic crisis from the Seven Year War and the support of the American Revolution, Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates-General to formule a new tax plan to solve the economic crisis.
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    Causes of the French Revolution

    The events that caused the French Revolution would be the economic crisis that accumulated over the course of the the past few kings. The Seven Year War between the French and the British required a huge amount of budget to supply the troops thus putting the French into a economically touch situation. The economic crisis did not end with the Sever Year War, when the American Revolution began, the French had been supplying the Americans thus putting more stress into the French economy.
  • The declaration of the National Assembly

    The declaration of the National Assembly
    The third estate gathered and formed the National Assembly.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    With their regular meeting place closed down by Louis XVI, the National Assembly gathered in the king's tennis court and swears not to leave until a new constitution for France was written.
  • Storming of Bastille

    Storming of Bastille
    Parisian in search of weapons, stormed into the fortress of Bastille, where the Parisians successfully broke into the fortress but they didnt found anything.
  • Jean Paul Marat ordered the deaths of hundreds of people

    Jean Paul Marat ordered the deaths of hundreds of people
    Jean Paul Marat, a French politician, ordered the heads of hundreds of people to be cut off with a goel to eliminate people that are related to the king or to the counter-revolutionaries.
  • The National Assembly announced the end of feudalism in France

    The National Assembly announced the end of feudalism in France
    The National Assembly announced that France will no longer be governed using the old feudal system.
  • The National Assembly issued the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

    The National Assembly issued the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
    The National Assembly issued the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen to promote equality under the protection of the law.
  • Parisians riot due to the high prices of bread

    Parisians riot due to the high prices of bread
    Angry Parisian mobs riot due the the extreme prices of bread causing hunger and poverty among the poor class.
  • A mob of Parisians consists of mainly women, marched on Versailles and forced the royal family to move back to Paris.

    A mob of Parisians consists of mainly women, marched on Versailles and forced the royal family to move back to Paris.
    With the extreme prices of bread, a mob of Parisians consists of mainly women marched on Versailles to speak and to demand bread from the king. Louis XVI and his family was forced back to Paris by the mob.
  • The Civil Constitution of the Clergy was passed

    The Civil Constitution of the Clergy was passed
    A constitution that confiscate the churches lands and to deminish the churches power.
  • The National Assembly abolished the titles of nobility

    The National Assembly abolished the titles of nobility
    The National Assembly announced the abolition of nobility and titles.
  • A celebration to the one year anniversary of the fall of the Bastille

    A celebration to the one year anniversary of the fall of the Bastille
    A national celebration to the one year anniversary of the fall of Bastille
  • Louis XVI and his family tried to flee France but were arrested at Varennes

     Louis XVI and his family tried to flee France but were arrested at Varennes
    Louis XVI and his family tried to flee France in fear that the Revolutionaries will threaten their safety but they were recognized and arrested at Varennes.
  • The Declaration of Pillnitz where Austria and Prussia threatened to act if the king and his family was harmed.

    The Declaration of Pillnitz where Austria and Prussia threatened to act if the king and his family was harmed.
    Austria and Prussia issued the Declaration of Pillnitz in support of the king of France and to restore monarchy in France.
  • France declared war on Austria where Prussia joined the war against the French revolutionaries

    France declared war on Austria where Prussia joined the war against the French revolutionaries
    The National Assembly voted on war against Austria where later on, Prussia and countries around Europe formed a coalition against France.
  • The Storming of the Tuileries Palace where Louis XVI was arrested

    The Storming of the Tuileries Palace where Louis XVI was arrested
    Parisians stormed the Tuileries Palace and arrested Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
  • September Massacres where more than 1000 prisoners where massacred

    September Massacres where more than 1000 prisoners where massacred
    The September Massacres started when a group of priests were killed by a mob, then throughout the next couple of days, the mobs stormed the prison and massacred over 1000 prisoners.
  • Abolition of the monarchy and the start of the Republican Calendar

    Abolition of the monarchy and the start of the Republican Calendar
    The National Assembly abolished the system of monarchy and issued the new Republican Calender starting at Year One.
  • The beginning to the trail of Louis XVI

    The beginning to the trail of Louis XVI
    Louis XVI was tried and was sentenced to execution.
  • Louis XVI was executed with the guillotine

    Louis XVI was executed with the guillotine
    Louis XVI was executed with the infamous guillotine.
  • Jean Paul Marat was assassinated by Charlotte Corday

    Jean Paul Marat was assassinated by Charlotte Corday
    A woman named Charlotte Corday infiltrated the house of Jean Paul Marat and murdered him in hoping that the blood shet would end.
  • Charlotte Corday was executed

    Charlotte Corday was executed
    Charlotte Corday was immediately arrested, tried, and executed with the guillotine.
  • Start of the Reign of Terror

    Start of the Reign of Terror
    The Beginning of the Reign of Terror where over 40000 people was sentenced and executed from being suspects that are against the revolution.
  • Marie Antoinette was executed

    Marie Antoinette was executed
    Marie Antoinette was founded guilty of being against the revolution and was executed with the guillotine.
  • Robespierre issued a decree to the new religion of “The Cult of the Supreme Being”

    Robespierre issued a decree to the new religion of “The Cult of the Supreme Being”
    Robespierre issued a decree to the new religion of "The Cult of the Supreme Being" to promote faith and power.
  • Robespierre was arrested by the National Convention

    Robespierre was arrested by the National Convention
    Robespierre created a list of people who are to be killed for the sake of revolution, but he never revealed the list causing peoples to fear for their lives. Robespierre was arrested by the National Convention.
  • Robespierre was executed ending the Reign of Terror

    Robespierre was executed ending the Reign of Terror
    Robespierre was executed as the last victim of the guillotine thus ending the Reign of Terror.
  • The Coup d'Etat of Brumaire by Napoleon

    The Coup d'Etat of Brumaire by Napoleon
    A coup by Napoleon to overthrow the directory and to install himself as the emperor.
  • End of the French Revolution

    End of the French Revolution
    The end of the French Revolution and the beginning of the Napoleon Era.
  • 5 Most Important Events in the French Revolution (part 1)

    The 5 most important events in the French Revolution is: The Storm of Bastille
    This event symbolises the start of the revolution where people are armed up and ready to fight for a change. Execution of Louis XVI
    This event resulted in the end of the monarchy as his bloodline is lost therefore the system of monarchy would not be possible. French declared war on Austria
    This event created the tension between France and the other in Europe resulting in the coalitions against France.
  • 5 Most Important Events in the French Revolution (part 2)

    Reign of Terror
    One of the most infamous times where people are massacred with or without reason and steering the revolution to a downfall and corruption. Robespierre's Execution
    Robespierre's dead signals the end of the Reign of Terror thus ending the times of violance and bloodshet in the remaining course of the French Revolution.