Graduates from Ecole Millitaire with rank of Second Lieuteneant
Napoleon Bonaparte gruaduated from Ecole Millitaire holding a rank of Second Lieuteneant in the artillery
Stations in Valence
He was staioned in Valence during a peacetime, which was said to be tiresome and boring. Napoleon thus set out to further his education
Storming of the Bastille
The Bastille in Paris signified a revolt against French royal authority
National Constituent Assembly abolish fuedalism
National Constituent Assembly meet to abolish feudalism, thus ending Old Regime
Napoleon receives rank of Bridadier General
Rank recieved due to victory at the Battle of Toulon
Directory established in France
Government of France on the eve of the French Revolution, which operated following the National Convention and preceeded the Consulate.This was overthrown by Napoeon later on.
Napoleon given command of the French army in Italy
Napoleon commands the Army of France in Italy and on the 11th of March wages a successful campaign against Austria.
Coup of 18 Brumaire
Marked beginning of Napoleonic Era
Constitution of Year VIII signed
Abbe Sieyes proposed new constitution which called for a government b ased on principle of "confidence from below, power from above." This change required another coup d'etat (to some, ended French Revolution) with military support from Napoleon. This constitution divided executive authority among three consuls, Napoleon being the First consul in place of Sieyes and gave Napoleon all power in France.
Napoleon escapes an assassination attempt
Massive bomb exploded near his carriage as he went to the opening night of an opera Creation by Haydn
Treaty of Luneville
Signed between the French Republic and the Holy Roman Emperor Took which Austria out of the war.
Concordat of 1801
Signed between Napoleon and Pope Pius VI which made the Roman Catholic Church the majority in France
Treaty of Amiens
The Treaty of Amiens temporarily ended hostilities between the French Republic and the Great Britain during the French Revolutionary Wars.
French constitutional referendum
Made Napoleon the First Consul for life, with 99.76% voters in favor of this and 0.24% not in favor out of three-million voters
Napoleonic Code established
Civil code that Forbade privileges based on birth, allowed religious freedom, and specified that government jobs should go to the most qualified among other changes.
Napoleon crowned and proclaimed Emperor in France
Napoleon is said to have crowned himself during coronation, which was very radical.
Berlin Decree signed
forbade import of British goods into European countries allied with France and installed the Continental System in Europe
Treaty of Tilsit signed between Russia and France
France and Russia ally and divide land betwen them, at the greaty expense of Austria and Prussia.
Milan Decree signed
Attempted to stop neutral nations from trading with Britain in attempts to defeat Britain economically
Napoleon invades Spain
France was allies with Spain until the invasion in 1808, thus beginning the Peninsular Wars (1808-1814) and the downfall of Napoleon
Napoleon arrives to abandoned Moscow during invasion
Expecting a short campaign, Napoleon runs headfirst into Russia until he realizes the Russians are ready for a long campaign, Napoleon is headstrong until they must return to France weaker than they were.
European Coalition formed brought together again
Formed between Russia, Prussia, Austria, Great Britain, Sweden, and Spain
Napoleon steps down from throne, Louis XVIII claims throne
Louis XVIII, a bourbon, restores Bourbon rule over France when Napoleon abdicates his rule
Napoleon exiled to Elba
After the defeat of Leipzig, called the "Battle of the Nations", Napoleon realized he could not win so he stepped down fromrule and went in to exile on the island of Elba off the coast of central Italy
Congress of Vienna assembled
Run by primarily by Metternich, the Congres of Vienna adjusted territories to prevent another situtation such as Napoleon's by strengthening states around France's border, Prussia given more land as well as Austria gaining full control of Italy.
Napoleon escapes from Elba
Napoleon escapes from Elba and sets his sights towards France for a renewal of power
Napoleon returns home from his escape
Napoleon attmepted to regain full power, promising a liberal constitution and peaceful foerign policy. He was soon declared an outlaw and was sent after to be killed. This return thus began what is called the Hundred Days.
Napoleon defeated at Battle of Waterloo
This defeat at Waterloo against the Unitied Kingdom, Netherlands, Hanover, Nassau, Brunswick and Prussia, totaling 73,000 man-power against 180,000 marked the complete defeat of Napoleon
Battle of Waterloo
Marked the end of the Napoleonic Era
Holy Alliance formed at Congress of Vienna
Formed between Russia, Prussia, and Austria who then proceeded to dance
Napoleon exiled to Saint Helena
Napoleon can't catch a break, poor guy.
Quadruple Alliance renewed at Congress of Vienna
The Quadruple alliance is renewed at the Congress of Vienna which includes the United Kingdom, Austria, Prussia, and Russia.
Napoleon Bonaprte Dies
His death is said to be caused by the harsh treatment of Napoleon during imprisonment