Revolution Timeline

Timeline created by JuliaMessineo
  • Financial Crisis Begins

    Financial Crisis Begins
    Churchs, and Aristocrats payed no income tax.
  • Nobles and Church lose power

    Nobles and Church lose power
    Commoners do not listen to Nobles and Churches.
  • Bastille Day

    Bastille Day
    Day of independence. Towns people storm castle. Bastille Day celebrations are held in French communities and the Institut de France around the world.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Called Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. It was ratified on August 26. 1789. The first article is: Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions may be based only on common utility.
  • Womens March

    Womens March
    Fueled by rumors of a reception for the King's bodyguards on 1 October 1789 at which the national cockade had been trampled upon, on 5 October 1789 crowds of women began to assemble at Parisian markets. The women first marched to the Hôtel de Ville, demanding that city officials address their concerns. The women were responding to the harsh economic situations they faced, especially bread shortages.
  • Royal family tries to flee

    Royal family tries to flee
    Royal tries to flee from Nobles in disguise as commoners. They are not successful. Thrown in jail.
  • Napoleon became emporer

    Napoleon became emporer
    -France run by modern directory
    When he made himself emperor, Napoleon clearly rejected the republican form of government. Here he tries to claim that hereditary government is necessary in a large state. The presence of the pope at his coronation seemed to confer legitimacy on the act.
  • Louis XVI beheaded

    Louis XVI beheaded
    Killed by the means of a guillotine. Convicted for treason before the National Convection. His wife was beheaded later in the year.
  • Creation of Guillotine

    Creation of Guillotine
    The guillotine was invented by Joseph Ignace Guillotin, a professor of anatomy in Paris. This method was considered more humane as the victim only felt a small breeze on his neck before his head was cut off. It was used throughout the French Revolution.
  • Robespierre was Guillotined

    Robespierre was Guillotined
    "The of Robespierre" began on March 30. Guillotined without trail. On the same day, his brother Augustin, Couthon, Saint-Just, Hanriot, and twelve other followers, among them the cobbler Antoine Simon, the jailor of Louis-Charles, Dauphin of France, were also executed.
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    French Revolution

    Financial Crisis Begins