French Revolution in short

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French Revolution in short Timeline :-

YEARImportant Events
1774Louis XVI becomes king of France, faces empty treasury and growing discontent within society of the Old Regime.
1789Convocation of Estates General, Third Estate forms National Assembly, the Bastille is stormed, peasant revolts in the countryside.
1791A constitution is framed to limit the powers of the king and to guarantee basic rights to all human beings.
1792-93France becomes a republic, the king is beheaded. Overthrow of the Jacobin republic, a Directory rules France.
Sept. 5, 1793 to July 27, 1794Reign of Terror by = Maximilien Robespierre, a French lawyer and statesman, spearheaded the reign of Terror, which led a rivalry between France’s two major political groups, the Jacobins and the Girondins.
1804Napoleon becomes emperor of France, annexes large parts of Europe.
1815Napoleon defeated at Waterloo.


In 1789 people were unhappy with King Louis XVI’s reign, which had been dominated by food shortages and high taxes.

After outbreaks of violence on the streets of Paris, an armed mob surrounded Bastille on the morning of 14 July. They stormed the prison and as word spread, the French Revolution was born.

The monarchy was eventually overthrown and Louis XVI and his wife Queen Marie Antoinette were executed.

French Revolution in short - Bastille Prison Storming
Bastille Prison Break

Consequences of French Revolution :-

The most essential legacy of the French Revolution was freedom and democracy. People in Europe became aware of these concepts throughout the nineteenth century, when they toppled their feudal structure. People living in colonies transformed the concept of liberty into a campaign to establish autonomous states.

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