French Revolution

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  • Maximilien Robespierre

    Maximilien Robespierre
    French lawyer and statesman, manhood suffrage[1] and the abolition both of celibacy for the clergy, and slavery.
  • Georges Danton

    Georges Danton
    French Revolutionary leader and orator, He later became the first president of the Committee of Public Safety, Danton was the son of Jacques Danton, an attorney, and his second wife, Marie-Madeleine Camus.
  • Charlotte Corday

    Charlotte Corday
    In 1793, she was executed by guillotine for the assassination of Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat, In 1847, writer Alphonse de Lamartine gave Corday the posthumous nickname l'ange de l'assassinat (the Angel of Assassination). She was a fifth-generation descendant of the dramatist Pierre Corneille. Her parents were cousins.
  • Louis XVI

    Louis XVI
    Debt to France, Married to Marie Antoinette, Executed, last king of France
  • Jacques Necker

    Jacques Necker
    Banker for King Louis XVI, Finance Minister, Married to Suzanne Curchod,
  • Formation of the National Assembly

    Formation of the National Assembly
    since they represented at least 96% of the nation. the convocation of the National Assembly, the publication of the Declaration des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen, the Womem's March on Versailles, the Constitution of 1791, and the Champs de Mars Massacre.
  • Great Fear

    Great Fear
    (French: Grande Peur) was a general panic that took place between 22 July to 6 August 1789, at the start of the French Revolution. Fear of the peasant revolt was a contributing factor to the abolition of seignorialism in France through the August Decrees. Historian Mary Kilbourne Matossian argued that one of the causes of the Great Fear was consumption of ergot, a hallucinogenic fungus.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    On 20 June 1789, the members of the French Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath ,On 17 June, the Third Estate began to call themselves the National Assembly, led by Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau. "not to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established".
  • Attack on the Bastille

    Attack on the Bastille
    occurred in Paris, France, on the afternoon of 14 July 1789.The medieval armory, fortress, and political prison known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the centre of Paris. This crisis was caused in part by the cost of intervening in the American Revolution and exacerbated by a regressive system of taxation.
  • Women's March to Versailles

    Women's  March to Versailles
    The Women's March on Versailles, also known as the October March, The march began among women in the marketplaces of Paris who, on the morning of 5 October 1789, The market women and their various allies grew into a mob of thousands.
  • Olympe de Gouges

    Olympe de Gouges
    she was arrested and was subjected to a mock trial, and on November 3 she was sent to the guillotine. French playwright and political activist whose writings on women's rights
  • Jean-Paul Marat

    Jean-Paul Marat
    French political theorist, physician and scientist.[1] He was a journalist and politician during the French Revolution. He published his views in pamphlets, placards and newspapers.
  • Execution of Louis XVI

    Execution of Louis XVI
    King Louis XVI is executed by guillotine in the Place de la Revolution in Paris. The next January, Louis was convicted and condemned to death by a narrow majority. In October 1789, a mob marched on Versailles and forced the royal couple to move to Tuileries; in June 1791,
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    the Terror, French La Terreur, period of the French Revolution from September 5, 1793, to July 27, 1794,ith civil war spreading from the Vendée and hostile armies surrounding France on all sides, In Paris a wave of executions followed.
  • Napoleon Invades Russia

    Napoleon Invades Russia
    The French invasion of Russia, known in Russia as the Patriotic War of 1812 and in France as the Russian campaign, At the start of the invasion, the Grande Armée numbered around 685,000 soldiers (including 400,000 soldiers from France). It was the largest army ever known to have been assembled in the history of European warfare up to that point. The following Battle of Borodino, the bloodiest single-day action of the Napoleonic Wars, with 72,000 casualties, resulted in a narrow French victory.