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French Revolution Timeline
21 Nov 2017
After bad harvests and costly wars, King Louis XVI is forced to convene this ancient assembly in order to raise taxes.
Peasants attack noble manors
Nobles in National Assembly renounce feudal rights
Assembly issues Declaration of the Rights of Man
King Louis brought from Versailles to Tuileries palace in Paris
Assembly issues Civil Constitution of the Clergy, requiring elections and oaths
King flees to Austria, is caught at Varennes
Austria and Prussia call for support of French King
France declares war on Austria and Prussia
Paris mob storms royal palace; Commune siezes Assembly; Legislative Assembly falls. Minister of Justice Danton purges thousands of presumed traitors.
Napoleon is defeated Louis 18th restored
National Assembly issues
National Convention n
New Directory constitution has 2 houses: Council of Ancients and Council of 500
Empire Napoleon crowns himself emperor
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