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Timeline of the French Revolution

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History of France
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Gaul
Franks
Middle Ages
Ancien Régime
French Revolution
Causes
Estates-General
National Assembly
Storming of the Bastille
National Constituent
Assembly
(1, 2, 3)
Legislative Assembly
and fall of the monarchy
National Convention
and Reign of Terror
Directory
Consulate
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List of historians
First Empire
Restoration
Second Republic
Second Empire
Third Republic
Modern France

Timeline of the French Revolution.

Contents

Events preceding but pertinent to the French Revolution

1785

1786

  • Louis XVI and France face economic ruin


Pre-Revolutionary Phase

1787

1788

  • May 8: Louis XVI issues the Lamoignon Edict which abolishes the power of parliament to review royal edicts

1789

Estates-General and Constituent Assembly

1790

1791

Legislative Assembly

1792

The National Convention

1793

1794

1795

The Directory

1796

1797

1798

1799

Beginning of the Napoleonic Era

There is no precise date for the beginning of the Napoleonic Era. The coup of 18 Brumaire produced the effective dissolution of the Directory; the constitution some six weeks later produced its formal end.

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