September 30, 2021
For educational institutions
Chul Woo Lee
⟶ Updated 17 Nov 2017 ⟶
List of edits
Chul Woo Lee
16 Nov 2017
The Third Estate declares the National Assembly.
A large group of women (and men) march from Paris to Versailles to demand lower bread prices.
Members of the Third Estate take the Tennis Court Oath demanding certain rights from the king.
The French Revolution begins with the Storming of the Bastille.
The National Assembly adopts the Declaration of the Rights of man and of the Citizen.
The Jacobin Club is formed. Its members become some of the most radical leaders of the French Revolution.
King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette, attempt to flee France. They are captured and returned to France.
September 14 - King Louis XVI formally signs the new constitution.
The Legislative Assembly is formed
The guillotine becomes the official method of execution.
France declares war against Austria.
The September Massacres occur between September 2 - 7. Thousands of political prisoners are killed
The National Convention is established.
The First French Republic is founded.
King Louis XVI is executed by guillotine.
Civil war breaks out in the Vendee area of France between revolutionaries and royalists.
The Committee of Public Safety is formed. It will rule France during the Reign of Terror.
Radical journalist Jean-Paul Marat is assassinated by Charlotte Corday.
The Reign of Terror begins as Robespierre,
Anyone suspected of opposing the revolutionary government is arrested.
Queen Marie Antoinette is executed by guillotine
The Reign of Terror comes to an end as Robespierre is overthrown.
Robespierre is executed by guillotine
Famous chemist Antoine Lavoisier, the "father of modern chemistry", is executed for being a traitor.
"La Marseillaise" is adopted as the national anthem of France.
The Directory is formed and takes control of the government of France.
Napoleon overthrows the Directory and establishes the French Consulate with Napoleon as leader of France. This brings an end to the French Revolution.
About & Feedback