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AICE Euro Timeline
Green - French Revolution
Orange - WWI
Battle of Marengo
Battle of Hohenlinden
Establishment of Napoleonic Code
Napoleon crowns himself emperor
Battle of Trafalgar
Dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire
Formation of the Confederation of the Rhine
Day of the Tiles in Grenoble
Assembly of Vizille
The royal treasury is declared empty
The treasury suspends payments on the debts of the government.
Brienne resigns as Minister of Finance, replaced Jacques Necker
Necker announces that the representation of the Third Estate will be doubled
King Louis XVI convokes elections for delegates to the Estates-General
Riots in Paris by workers of the Réveillon wallpaper factory in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine.
Presentation to the King of the Deputies of the Estates-General at Versailles.
Formal opening of the Estates-General at Versailles.
The Deputies of the Third Estate refuse to meet separately from the other Estates
The nobility refuses to meet together with the Third Estate, but the clergy hesitates, and suspends the verification of its deputies.
The clergy renounces its special tax privileges, and accepts the principle of fiscal equality.
The nobility renounces its special tax privileges.
The Third Estate deputies from Paris, delayed by election procedures, arrive in Versailles.
Third Estate deputies decide to hold their own meeting, and invite the other Estates to join them.
the deputies of the Third Estate declare themselves the National Assembly.
deputies of the clergy join the assembly of the Third Estate.
the Tennis Court Oath
The Royal Council rejects the financial program of Minister Necker.
The new National Assembly meets in the church of Saint Louis in Versailles.
Louis XVI holds a Séance royale, invalidates the decisions of the National Assembly and instructs the three estates to continue to meet separately.
48 nobles, headed by Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, join the Assembly.
Louis XVI reverses course, instructs the nobility and clergy to meet with the other estates, and recognizes the new Assembly.
The Siege and Surrender of the Bastille
First French Empire
War of the Third Coalition
Battle of Ulm
Siege of Vienna
Nine deputies from the clergy decide to join the meeting of the Third Estate.
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