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Emma van Elburg
22 Nov 2017
First meeting of Estates General
Tennis Court Oath is sworn by the National Assembly after the Third Estate is denied access to the Estates General
Bastille is stormed by angry citizens
King Louis XVI rejects the Declaration of Human Rights
Jacques Necker, financial advisor of the king and loved by the Third Estate, is fired, which only angers the Third Estate more. The National Guard is formed by 50,000 angry citizens.
Lafayette is assigned Commander of the National Guard
The "Great Fear" of France begins as the Third Estate revolts against the nobility throughout France.
Woman march from Paris to Versailles during a protest for the bread shortage. They demand the King returns with them.
The King returns to Paris.
First counter-assembly at Jalés
Mirabeau is elected President of the French Assembly
Louis XVI attempts to flee to Austria but is recognised and sent back
Assembly makes King inviolable again and gives him his privileges back.
King is forced to accept the Constitution
France declares war on Austria.
Tuileries Palace is stormed, where the people massacre the guards and take the King.
The monarchy is officially abolished and the French Republic is born.
Trial of King Louis XVI begins.
King Louis XVI is beheaded.
France declares war on Britain and Holland.
Marat is killed.
Marie-Antoinette is put on trial and executed.
Corday is executed, which causes an uproar among the people.
National Assembly takes power
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