French Revolution

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  • Louis XVI summons the Estates General

    The political and financial situation in France had grown rather bleak, forcing Louis XVI to summon the Estates General. This assembly was composed of three estates – the clergy, nobility, and commoners – who had the power to decide on the levying of new taxes and to undertake reforms in the country.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, set by France's National Constituent Assembly in 1789, is a human civil rights document from the French Revolution.
  • Civil Constitution of the French Clergy

    The Civil Constitution of the Clergy was an attempt to reform and regulate the Catholic church in France.
  • Declaration of Pillnitz

    Declaration of Pillnitz, the joint declaration issued on August 27, 1791, by Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II and King Frederick William II of Prussia, urging European powers to unite to restore the monarchy in France; French King Louis XVI had been reduced to a constitutional monarch during the French Revolution. The French government largely interpreted it as a threat to its sovereignty, and a series of provocations ensued, culminating in France declaring war on Austria in April 1792.
  • Parisians storm Tuileries palace; end of Louis XVI’s power

    With the capture of Louis XVI, the monarchy did not exist in France. King Louis was declared guilty and was executed on January 21st, 1793. On September 22, the first republic for France, known as the French republic was proclaimed.
  • Republic of France

    Following the aftermaths of the Revolution of 1789 and the abolishment of the monarchy, the First Republic of France is established on September 22 of 1792.
  • Louis XVI executed

    One day after being convicted of conspiracy with foreign powers and sentenced to death by the French National Convention, King Louis XVI is executed by guillotine in the Place de la Revolution in Paris.
  • New Constitution

    The new constitution was the second constitution ratified for use during the French Revolution under the First Republic. Designed by the Montagnards, principally Maximilien Robespierre and Louis Saint-Just, it was intended to replace the constitutional monarchy of 1791 and the Girondin constitutional project.
  • Marie Antoinette executed

    Death. Marie Antoinette was sent to the guillotine on October 16, 1793. Several months before, in January 1793, the radical new republic placed King Louis XVI on trial, convicted him of treason and condemned him to death.
  • Guillotine

    Louis Collenot d'Angremont was a royalist famed for having been the first guillotined for his political ideas, on 21 August 1792. During the Reign of Terror (June 1793 to July 1794) about 17,000 people were guillotined.
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