French revolution timeline

  • Execution of Louis XVI

    Execution of Louis XVI
    The execution of Louis XVI by guillotine, a major event of the French Revolution, took place on 21 January 1793 at the Place de la Révolution in Paris.
  • where it takes place

    where it takes place
    The French Revolution began in 1789 and lasted until 1794. King Louis XVI needed more money, but had failed to raise more taxes when he had called a meeting of the Estates General.
  • The Cause

    The Cause
    The cause of the French revolution was cause by widespread discontent with the french monarchy and the poor economic policies of King Louis XVI who met his death by guillotine ,as did his wife Marie Antoinette.
  • The Tennis Court Oath

    The Tennis Court Oath
    On 20 June 1789, the members of the French Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath (French: Serment du Jeu de Paume), voting "not to separate and to reassemble wherever necessary, until the Constitution of the kingdom is established". It was a pivotal event in the French Revolution.
  • The Break Out

    The Break Out
    On July , 14, 1789 in pairs mod hungry due to the lack of food from the poor harvest upset at the conditions of their lives and annoyed with their king and there government , steamed the Bastille fortress (prison).
  • The Bastille of the Great Fear

    The Bastille of the Great Fear
    On July 14 is when rioters stormed the Bastille's fortress in an attempted to secure gunpowder , weapons; many consider this event now a national holiday as the start of the french Revelation

    The Reign of Terror (September 5, 1793 – July 28, 1794), also known as The Terror, was a period of violence during the French Revolution incited by conflict between two rival political factions, the Girondins (moderate republicans) and the Jacobins (radical republicans), and marked by mass executions of “the enemies
  • Abolition of Feudalism

    Abolition of Feudalism
    One of the central events of the French Revolution was to abolish feudalism, and the old rules, taxes and privileges left over from the age of feudalism. The National Constituent Assembly, acting on the night of 4 August 1789, announced, "The National Assembly abolishes the feudal system entirely."
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

    Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
    In late August, the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (Déclaration des droits de l’homme et du citoyen), a statement of democratic principles grounded in the philosophical and political ideas of Enlightenment thinkers like Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
  • The period of french revolution

    The period of french revolution
    The French Revolution was a period of time in France when the people overthrew the monarchy and took control of the government
  • Women's March on Versailles

    Women's March on Versailles
    The Women's March on Versailles, also known as the October March, the October Days or simply the March on Versailles, was one of the earliest and most significant events of the French Revolution.

    Coup of 18–19 Brumaire, (November 9–10, 1799), coup d'état that overthrew the system of government under the Directory in France and substituted the Consulate, making way for the despotism of Napoleon Bonaparte. The event is often viewed as the effective end of the French Revolution.