French revolution timeline

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  • The Publication of the Leviathan by Hobbes

    The Publication of the Leviathan by Hobbes
    The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. It argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign.
  • Start of the Seven Year War

    Start of the Seven Year War
    The Seven Years' War, also known as the French and Indian War, began in 1756 when the fighting between French and colonists merged into a European conflict involving France, Austria, and Russia against Prussia and Britain
  • The Publication of the Social Contract by Rousseau

    The Publication of the Social Contract by Rousseau
    The social contract argued the idea that the development of civilization had actually made happiness in people decrease, and that humans should live life getting as close to nature as possible. With the important, opening sentence 'Man is born free, and he is everywhere in chains', basically told the story that instead people could only experience true freedom if they lived in a civil society that ensured the rights and well-being of its citizens, and that included ridding of the king.
  • End of the Seven Year War

    End of the Seven Year War
    The Seven Years' War ended with the signing of the treaties of Hubertusburg and Paris in February 1763. In the Treaty of Paris, France lost all claims to Canada and gave Louisiana to Spain, while Britain received Spanish Florida, Upper Canada, and various French holdings overseas
  • Birth of Napoleon Bonaparte

    Birth of Napoleon Bonaparte
    In the Corsican city of Ajaccio. He was the fourth of eleven children of Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Romolino. His father, a member of a noble Italian family, remained on good terms with the French when they took over control of Corsica.
  • Napolean attending Military School

    Napolean attending Military School
    Napoleon attended the military school in Brienne, in the Champagne region, run by the Minimes religious order.After his exams, he was admitted to the prestigious military school in Paris. In compliance with the Emperor's wishes expressed whilst he was on the island of St.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

    Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
    a human civil rights document from the French Revolution. The Declaration was drafted by the Abbé Sieyès and the Marquis de Lafayette, in consultation with Thomas Jefferson
  • women’s march on versailles

    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.
  • The first Constitution of France

    The first Constitution of France
    the first written constitution in France was created after the collapse of the absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. One of the basic precepts of the revolution was adopting constitutionality and establishing popular sovereignty.
  • Return of Louis XVI after he tried to flee

    Return of Louis XVI after he tried to flee
    The royal Flight to Varennes was a significant day in the Fr. Revolution in which King Louis XVI of France, his queen Marie Antoinette, and their immediate family unsuccessfully attempted to escape from Paris in order to initiate a counter-revolution at the head of loyal troops under royalist officers concentrated at Montmédy near the frontier. They escaped only as far as the small town of Varennes, where they were arrested after having been recognized at their previous stop in Sainte-Menehould.
  • The massacre in Lyon

    The massacre in Lyon
    The revolt of Lyon against the National Convention was a counter-revolutionary movement in the city of Lyon during the time of the French Revolution. It was a revolt of moderates against the more radical National Convention, the third government during the French Revolution.
  • Execution of Robespierre

    Execution of Robespierre
    After a year of harsh rule by Robespierre, many of the revolutionary leaders had had enough of the Terror. They turned on Robespierre and had him arrested. He was executed, along with many of his supporters, by guillotine,
  • Napolean Crowned emperor

    Napolean Crowned emperor
    Napoleon crowned himself Emperor Napoleon I at Notre Dame de Paris. According to legend, during the coronation he snatched the crown from the hands of Pope Pius VII and crowned himself, thus displaying his rejection of the authority of the Pontiff.
  • Napolean's Battle of Leipzig

    Napolean's Battle of Leipzig
    he Battle of Leipzig or Battle of the Nations was fought from 16 to 19 October 1813, at Leipzig, Saxony. The coalition armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria, and Sweden, led by Tsar Alexander I of Russia and Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, decisively defeated the French army of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French
  • Napolean's last battle

    Napolean's last battle
    The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815 near Waterloo in Belgium, part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands at the time. Waterloo was the decisive engagement of the Waterloo Campaign and Napoleon's last. According to Wellington, the battle was "the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life". Napoleon abdicated four days later, and coalition forces entered Paris on 7 July.
  • Death of Napolean

    Death of Napolean
    Napoléon Bonaparte was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. He was Emperor of the French as Napoleon I from 1804 until 1814 and again briefly in 1815 during the Hundred Days. He died of a stomach ulcer.