France 1815 to 2003


 
The French Revolution: history, memory, politics
 
 

 


 
 

Timeline

 
 

 

1774
Accession of Louis XVI

1788
8 August Estates-General convoked for 1789

1789
5 May Estates-General convenes
14 July Bastille falls
4 August Abolition of feudalism
26 August Declaration of Rights of Man

1790
12 July Civil Constitution the Clergy

1791
13 April Pope condemns the Civil Constitution
20-1 June Louis XVI
captured trying to flee France

1792
20 April War declared on Austria
13 June Prussia declares war on France
10 August Overthrow of monarchy
20 September French victory at Valmy
22 September Republic proclaimed

1793
21 January King executed
6 April Committee of Public Safety created
31 October Girondins executed

1794
27-8 July Fall of Robespierre
12 November Jacobin Club closed

1795
2 November Directory established

1796
11 April Napoleon invades Italy

1799
9-10 November Napoleon takes power

1804
21 March Introduction of the Civil Code
18 May Napoleon proclaimed emperor

1812
Napoleon invades Russia

1814?15
First Bourbon restoration

1815
20 March-22 June The Hundred Days
18 June French defeat at Waterloo

1989
July Bicentenary celebrations