The French Revolution/Napoleonic Era Timeline - Weston, Ciaran, and Kyle

  • Calling of the Estates-General

    Louis XVI summons Estates-General for its first meeting since 1614. Consisted of the three estates, the clergy (First Estate), the nobles (Second Estate), and the common people (Third Estate)
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    The French Revolution

  • The Tennis Court Oath

    The Oath was a pledge signed by 576 of the 577 members from the Third Estate who were locked out of a meeting of the Estates-General on 20 June 1789. They made a makeshift conference room inside a tennis court.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    The Bastille was a Royal French fortress and prision that was stormed by rebels to oppose the state. This was considered to be the beggining of the French Revolution.
  • The Great Fear

    The Great Fear was a widespread panic that occurred between 17 July and 3 August 1789 at the start of the French Revolution. Fueled by the rumours of an aristocrat "famine plot" to starve or burn out the population, peasant and town people mobilized in many regions.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

    This declaration became the basis for a nation of free individuals protected equally by law. It is a fundamental document of the French Revolution and in the history of human rights.
  • October Days/March to Versailles

    One of the earliest and most significant events of the French Revolution. The march began among women in the marketplaces of Paris who were near rioting over the high price and scarcity of bread. he market women and their various allies grew into a mob of thousands and, encouraged by revolutionary agitators, they ransacked the city armory for weapons and marched to the Palace of Versailles.
  • Titles of Nobility Abolished

    It abolished both the seigneurial rights of the Second Estate (the nobility) and the tithes gathered by the First Estate (the Catholic clergy).
  • King Flees to Varennes

    King Louis XVI of France, his wife Marie Antoinette, and their immediate family attempted unsuccessfully to escape from Paris.
  • Lesgislative Assembly Formed

    France forms it's first ever Legislative Assembly to replace the rule of the nobility.
  • France Declares War on Austria

    On April 20, 1792, the Legislative Assembly declared war on Austria. Although the French fared poorly at first, the armies became more successful as the war progressed.
  • Attack on Royal Household

    The fall of the French monarchy after storming the Tuileries Palace by the National Guard of the Insurrectional Paris Commune.
  • September Massacres

    A wave of killings in Paris and other cities in September of 1792. There was a fear that foreign armies would attack Paris and that the inmates of the city's prisons would revolt and massacre the people.
  • France Declared a Rebublic

    The French Monarchy is abolished, and France becomes a Republic.
  • National Convention 1792

    France is officially declared a republic and also cut ties with the old regime
  • King Louis XVI Execution

    After being tried for high treason King Louis was executed by guillontine this would lead to France declaring war on Great Britain and the Netherlands
  • Jacobins definition

    A member of a democratic club established in paris
    They were the most radical and ruthless groups during the French revolution
  • Marie Antoinette Executed

    Like her husband Louis XVI she was beheaded via the guillontine for treason
  • Robespierre Execution

    Robespierre was executed without trial on this day the Place de la Revolution
  • Coup D'Etat

    A sudden illegal seizure of a government generally led by a tiny group of existing state establishment to get rid of the current government and replace with a new one
  • The Concordat

    An agreement that made the Roman catholic church the majority church of France between Napoleon and Pope Pius VII
  • Code Napoleon

    This was a French civil code established under Napoleon I
    This code allowed freedom of religion and stated that government power would go to the most qualified
  • 2 December 1804, Napolean becomes first emperor with overwhelming votes

    Napolean was the first frenchman to be crowned emporer in one thousand years. He achieved a majority of the votes prior to his rise to power.
  • Oct 21 1805, Battle of Trafalgar

    The British fleet under Admiral Lord Nelson defeated a combined French and Spanish fleet off the coast of Spain.
  • 2 Dec 1805, Victory at Austerlitz

    Napolean's army decisively defeated a Russo-Austrian after 9 hours of relentless fighting. the battle was regarded as a tactiful masterpiece.
  • 1812, Napolean's Russian Campaign

    The military movement devised by Napolean that would ultimately lead to his defeat and future exile.
  • April 11 1814, Napolean is exiled

    Napolea abdicates the throne, and with the signing of the treaty of Fontainebleau; is subsequently exiled to the Mediterranean island of Elba.
  • September 1814, Congress of Viena

    A conference of ambassadors met together that was chaired by statesman Klemens Wenzel von Metternich. The purpose of the conference was to attempt to try to achieve a long term peace in Europe following the end of Napolean's dominance.
  • 18 June 1815, Battle of Waterloo

    The French Grand Armee was defeated by the British at Waterloo. Recently escaped Napolean (who was crowned emperor again) is the leader who suffers the loss.
  • September 1815, Holy Alliance= Congress System

    The treaty reflects the return of conservative politics in Europe following the long struggle against Imperial France.
  • 20 Nov 1815, Second Treaty of Paris

    The treaty was signed on the 20th of November following the second abdication of Napolean Bonaparte.
  • 2 May 1821, Napolean dies at St. Helena

    There is an unclear understanding as to how Napolean actually died. There is speculation that he died while in exile, but for the sake of his greatness it's said he died in battle. Either way, Napolean's dead.