Leaders of the French Revolution

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  • May 3, 1469

    Machiavelli

    Machiavelli
    He was an Italian historian, philosopher, humanist, and writer during the Renaissance. His ideas were used t form a uniform regime.
  • Nov 10, 1483

    Martin Luther

    Martin Luther
    His ideas proved to be a long standing grievance against the catholic church and were used in the revolution.
  • Conseil D'artois

    Conseil D'artois
    This was when the conseil was established. It was a judicial body and Robesperre worked for them.They exercised the same functions of parliament.
  • Montesquieu

    Montesquieu
    He was a political thinker who had a big influence on the enlightenment. His ideas carried over to the revolution.He died Feb. 150h 1755.
  • Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas

    Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas
    He was Louis XVI's advisor and helped Louis restore parliament. He died Nov. 21st 1781
  • Adam Smith

    Adam Smith
    Engalnd used his "Wealth of Nations" speech to fix economy while France tried taxation. He died on JUly 17th 1790
  • Jacques Necker

    Jacques Necker
    He was a swiss banker and the general of finance for Louis XVI.
  • Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès

    Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès
    He was a French Roman Catholic clergyman and one of the chief theorists of the French Revolution
  • Louis XVI

    Louis XVI
    Louis XVI was a bourbon monarch who ruled France until 1791.
  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette
    Marie Antoinette was married to Louis XVI and wasn't liked by many.
  • 7 Years' War

    7 Years' War
    France had a disadvantage of location and the 7 years war led to frances defeat which helped start the revolution.
  • Lafayette

    Lafayette
    He was a frech soldier from an old noble family in Avergne. He became an orphan at 12.
  • Maximilien Robespierre

    Maximilien Robespierre
    He was a french lawyer, politician and one of the best-known and most influential figures of the French Revolution. He was a hesitant and fragile man.
  • Admiral Nelson

    Admiral Nelson
    He was a flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy during Napoleons reign. He led a fleet of ships to destroy british ships.
  • Danton

    Danton
    He was born in a small market town and was the 5th child and 1st boy.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon was a french army general who overthrew the directory.
  • Louis XVII

    Louis XVII
    He was Louis XVI and Marie's son. He was arrested and died of natural causes on June 8th 1795.
  • 3rd Estate

    3rd Estate
    This was established and Sieyes said that it represented the people and the other 2 estates were meaningless.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    Mny powerful people including Robespierre signed this revolutionary oath.
  • Cordeliers Club

    Cordeliers Club
    Danton was the leader of this populist club during the revolution.
  • Committee of Public Safety

    Committee of Public Safety
    The committee formed on this day and this was also when Robespierre said he opposed brissots war policy.
  • Revolutionary Tribunal

    Revolutionary Tribunal
    The tribunal gets started by Danton and is used to create fear in citizens to protect them.
  • Committee of Public Safety

    Committee of Public Safety
    This was when the committee was formally created and Danton was the leader.
  • Robespierre's Speech

    Robespierre's Speech
    Robespierre made a speech about political mortality and was arrested the next day.
  • Dantons Arrest

    Dantons Arrest
    George Danton was arrested march 30th and executed april 5th. His last words were "Do not forget to show my head to the people, it is well worth seeing".
  • Robespiere & Committee of Public Safety

    Robespiere & Committee of Public Safety
    Robespierre took over the committee of public safety and this led to his dowfall when he was executed on july 28th.
  • Robespierres Death

    Robespierres Death
    Robespierre was arrested on the 27th and executed the next day.
  • Directory

    Directory
    Napoleon and others declared a rebellion against the National Convention after they were excluded from a new government, the Directory.
  • Directory

    Directory
    This was a body of five directors that held executive power in France. The 1st 5 were Carnot, Reubell, Leteurneur, La Revelliere-Lepareaux and Barras. This ended Nov 10th 1799.
  • The Revolution

    The Revolution
    The revolution was able to reestablish a bright line between public and private interests.
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx
    Karl Marx created marxism which thought that the revolution was a class struggle for power.
  • Francois Furet

    He believed that the revolution was dominated by fear and he took the failure of constitutional monarchy for granted. He is a french historian.