Timeline of the French Revolution

Timeline of the French Revolution. See also History of France.

1789

   

1790

  • July 14: Constitution accepted by King Louis XVI
  • July -- : Growing power of the clubs (including: Cordeliers, Jacobin Club)
  • July -- : Reorganisation of Paris
  • September: Fall of Necker

1791

1792

1793

  • January 21: Execution of Louis XVI
  • February 1: War declared against Britain, Holland, Spain
  • March -- : Royalist revolt in the Vendée
  • April -- : Power centered in the Committee of Public Safety and the Committee of General Security
  • June 2: Arrest of 31 Girondist deputies
  • July 13: Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat
  • August 23: Levy of entire male population
  • September 17: Establishment of the maximum price
  • October 16: Execution of Marie Antoinette
  • October 31: Execution of Girondists
  • November 10: Abolition of the worship of god: Cult of Reason
  • December -- : Retreat of the allies across the Rhine

1794

  • January 19 : English land in Corsica
  • February 4 : Abolition of slavery in colonies
  • March 24 : Execution of the Hébertists
  • April 6 : Execution of the Dantonists
  • June 8 : Festival of the Supreme Being
  • June 10 : Law of 22 Prairial (power to the Revolutionary Tribunal)
  • June 26 : Battle of Fleurus (1794) (French victory in Belgium)
  • July 27 : Fall of Maximilian Robespierre (9 Thermidor)
  • December 24 : Repeal of maximum

1795

  • March 5 : Treaty of Basel (Prussia withdraws from war)
  • April 1 : Bread riots in Paris
  • June 8 : Death of the dauphin ( Louis XVII)
  • August 22 : Constitution of 1795
  • October 5 : Napoleon's "whiff of grape-shot"
  • October 26 : Convention dissolved; Directory begins

1796

1797

1798

  • February -- : Roman Republic proclaimed
  • April -- : Helvetian Republic proclaimed
  • July 21 : Battle of the Pyramids
  • August 1 : Battle of the Nile
  • December 24 : Alliance between Russia and Britain

1799 - Beginning of the Napoleonic Era

  • June 17-19 : Battle of the Trebia (Suvorov defeats French)
  • August 24 : Napoleon leaves Egypt
  • October 22 : Russians withdraw from coalition
  • November 9 : The Coup d'Etat of Brumaire (18 Brumaire): end of the Directory
  • December 24 : Constitution of the Year VIII: Dictatorship of Napoleon established under the Consulate



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