Reign of Terror Timeline

  • Assembly Reforms France

    Assembly Reforms France
    Motivated by fear, members of First and Second estate join National assembly. The Declaration of the Rights of Man was written.
  • War and Execution

    War and Execution
    France declares war due to European threats. Louis and Marie imprisoned.
  • To Court and Execution

    To Court and Execution
    Jacobins tries Louis for treason, finds him guilty, sentenced him to death. He was then beheaded by the Guillotine.
  • The Terror Grips France

    The Terror Grips France
    Maximillien Robespierre comes into power to change society.
  • A Dictator

    A Dictator
    Maximillien Robespierre was elected as leader of the Committee of Public Safety, governed like a dictator.
  • reign of terror

    reign of terror
    Many of those who had led the Revolution received death sentences. Their crime was being less radical than Robespierre.
  • Robespierre's death

    Robespierre's death
    Reign of Terror ends with Robespierre’s execution.
  • Napolean Bonaparte

    Napolean Bonaparte
    Entrance of Napolean Bonaparte