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French Revolution Timeline

  • Period: Sep 1, 1200 to

    World History 2 Timeline

  • The Seven Years War starts

    The Seven Years War starts
    *The day/month are not right. I couldn't find the exact date.* The Seven Years War starts. It involved the U.S., Candana, Britain, France, some parts of Asia, Austria, Prussia, India, and Sweden. The U.S. and Canadian part is most commonly known as the French and Indian War. The European and Asian conflicts is more commomly known as the Nine Years War. The conflicts that occurred in India is known as the Third Carnatic War. The main part of the Seven Years War was between Britain and France.
  • Guillotine

    Guillotine
    Guillotine becomes the official means of execution. Thousands are killed from this in the next few years.
  • Louis XVI becomes king of France

    Louis XVI becomes king of France
    *It happened in 1774, but I couldn't find the exact date.* Louix XVI becomes the new king of France.
  • Napoleon returns to France

    Napoleon returns to France
    Napoleon returns to France from Egypt. This is the main start of his rise to power in Europe.
  • Jacques Necker tricks normal French people

     Jacques Necker tricks normal French people
    *I could not find the exact date, but it did occur in 1781* Jacques Necker writes the book "Compte Rendu". With it, he tricks normal French people into thinking that the economy is stable, which it really wasn't.
  • The Laki Eruption and Little Ice Age

    The Laki Eruption and Little Ice Age
    The Laki Eruption in Iceland happens around the same time as the Little Ice Age. These two events cause the failure of France trying to adopt the Potato. This causes widespread famine and malnutrition.
  • increased tensions in Paris

     increased tensions in Paris
    The Dutch Republic invades France using the Prussian Army. This causes tensions to rise in Paris. *The day isn't known (to my knowledge), but the month and year are right.*
  • First Assembly of Notables meets

    First Assembly of Notables meets
    The First Assembly of Notables meets to discuss about the finacial instabability and how the nobles were repressing taxes and fiscal reforms.
  • National Guard

    National Guard
    The National Gaurd is formed in Paris. It is made up of middle-classed men.
  • French Revolution Begins

    French Revolution Begins
    The French Revolution begins. The American Revolution helped spark the French Revolution.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    The Storming happened that morning. It happened because the Bastille has about 30K pounds of gunpowder just sitting there at the time.
  • Lafayette appointed Commandante of the National Guard.

     Lafayette appointed Commandante of the National Guard.
    Lafayette is appointed to the title of Commandante of the National Guard. he was born and raised in France, but he served under George Washington in the Continental Army with the rank of major-general. Later in life he was captured by Austrians and put in prison for 5 years. Napoleon gets him out of prison, and was elected to the Chamber of Deputies under the Charter of 1815, during the Hundred Days.
  • The Great Fear starts

    The Great Fear starts
    The beginning of the Great Fear. The peasants revolt and attacked the rich nobles. The peasants bacame terrified of the nobles and vice versa. the fear of more peasant revolts ended all ideas of fuedalism in France.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    Declaration of the Rights of Man
    The National Assembly writes up the Declaration of the Rights of Man. It is written on this Declaration all the right of man according to the Frenchman who wrote this.
  • Louis XVI agrees to ratify the August Decrees

     Louis XVI agrees to ratify the August Decrees
    Louis XVI agreed to ratify the Augest Decrees. In response to this, the Palace of Versailles is stormedd.
  • Provinces become Departments

    Provinces become Departments
    The former Provinces of France are replaced and become administrative Departments. *The exact date I could not find, but the month and year are right.*
  • Mirabeau elected

    Mirabeau elected
    Mirabeau is elected president of the Assembly. When he dies, he is the first person to be buried in the Pantheon.
  • Louis XVI returns to Paris

    Louis XVI returns to Paris
    Louis XVI is forced to return back to Paris.
  • Death of Louis XVI

    Death of Louis XVI
    Louis XVI was killed by decapitation on Jan 21, 1793. The French Revolutionists captured then killed him.
  • Louis XVI killed

    Louis XVI killed
    Louis XVI ( Louis Capet) is killed by guillotine.
  • Jacobins rise to power

    Jacobins rise to power
    The political group the Jacobins rise to power. They become the biggest and most powerful politicalgroup of France. They are the cause of thousands of deaths.
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    The Reign of Terror begins. over 40,000 people were killed during this. The people of France were litteraly being killed by the goverment all the time. This was mainly conflict between the two rival political groups the Jacobins and the Girondins. It lasted from September 5, 1793 to July 28, 1794.
  • New anti-church law passed

    New anti-church law passed
    A new anti-clerical law is passed. Church preists and supporters are killed on sight.
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    Maximilien Robespierre gained power in France and begin to exucute "enimies of Revolution." Him being in power caused 16,594 to be executed by guillotine (2,639 in Paris), and another 25,000 in summary executions. Summary executions are when a person is accused of a crime and then killed as soon as the sentence is over without a trial.
  • Jacobins disband

    Jacobins disband
    The French political group called the Jacobins is disbanded. The conflicts between the two political groups of France end.
  • National Convention dissolved

    National Convention dissolved
    The National Convention of France is disbanded.
  • Executive Powers

    Executive Powers
    Executive Directory takes on executive power.
  • Napoleon gets married

    Napoleon gets married
    Napoleon Bonaparte and Joséphine de Beauharnais get married. They are one of the most powerful married couples in the world at the time.
  • Constitution of the Year VIII

    Constitution of the Year VIII
    leadership of Napoleon established under the Consulate. French Revolution may be considered ended.
  • Napoleon becomes emperor

    Napoleon becomes emperor
    *I could not find the exact date, but it did occur in 1804* Pope Pius VII crowned Napoleon Bonaparte Emperor. He then became Napoleon I. He was the first Frenchman to be named Emperor in a thousand years.
  • The Congress of Vienna meets

    The Congress of Vienna meets
    The Congress was composed of the ambassadors of europeon world power holders. It took place in the city of Vienna, Austria. The main reason for the meeting was to try to reconfigure Europe to being geographically equal to how it was before the Napoleonic conquests.
  • The death of Napoleon

    The death of Napoleon
    Napoleon died on May 5, 1821. No one knows how exactly he died, but historians believe it was from stomach cancer. Napoleon's death occurred on the island of Saint Helena in the town of Longwood.