French Revolution
The French Revolution (French: Révolution française) was an influential period of social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799. Inspired by liberal and radical ideas, t...
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Happy Bastille Day! Here Are 8 Reasons Why You Should Teach Your Children To Speak Français
Known to the French as "La Fête Nationale," and by the Anglicized term "Bastille Day," Tuesday marks France's independence and the 226th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, a medieval fortres...
Causes of the French Revolution
The causes of the French revolution can be attributed to several intertwining factors:All these factors created a revolutionary atmosphere and a tricky situation for Louis XVI. In order to resolve the...
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Timeline of the French Revolution
The following is a chronology of the French Revolution.
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Estates-General of 1789
The Estates-General (or States-General) of 1789 (French: Les États-Généraux de 1789) was the first meeting since 1614 of the French Estates-General, a general assembly representing the French esta...
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National Assembly (French Revolution)
During the French Revolution, the National Assembly (French: Assemblée nationale), which existed from June 13, 1789 to July 9, 1789, was a revolutionary assembly formed by the representatives of t...
Storming of the Bastille
The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France on the morning of 14 July 1789. The medieval fortress and prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Pari...
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National Constituent Assembly
The National Constituent Assembly (French: Assemblée nationale constituante) was formed from the National Assembly on 9 July 1789, during the first stages of the French Revolution. It dissolved on...
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Legislative Assembly (France)
The Legislative Assembly was the legislature of France from 1 October 1791 to September 1792 during the years of the French Revolution. It provided the focus of political debate and revolutionary law-...
The Legislative Assembly and the fall of the French monarchy
The French Revolution was a period in the history of France covering the years 1789 to 1799, in which republicans overthrew the Bourbon monarchy and the Roman Catholic Church in France perforce underw...
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National Convention
The National Convention (French: Convention nationale) was a single-chamber assembly in France from 21 September 1792 to 26 October 1795 (4 Brumaire IV under the Convention's adopted calendar) dur...
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Reign of Terror
The Reign of Terror (5 September 1793 – 28 July 1794), also known as The Terror (French: la Terreur), was a period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution, incited by co...
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War in the Vendée
The War in the Vendée (1793 to 1796; French: Guerre de Vendée) was an uprising in the Vendée region of France during the French Revolution. The Vendée is a coastal region, located immediately sout...
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Chouannerie
The Chouannerie was a royalist uprising in 12 of the western départements of France, particularly in the provinces of Brittany and Maine, against the French Revolution, the French First Republic, and ...
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Thermidorian Reaction
The Thermidorian Reaction was a revolt within the French Revolution against the leadership of the Jacobin Club over the Committee of Public Safety. It was triggered by a vote of the National Conventio...
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French Directory
The Directory (French: Directoire) was the government of France during the penultimate stage of the French Revolution. Administered by a collective leadership of five directors, it operated follow...
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Coup of 18 Brumaire
The coup of 18 Brumaire brought General Napoleon Bonaparte to power as First Consul of France, and, in the view of most historians, ended the French Revolution. The coup d'état overthrew the Directory...
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French Consulate
The Consulate was the government of France from the fall of the Directory in the coup of Brumaire in 1799 until the start of the Napoleonic Empire in 1804. By extension, the term The Consulate also re...
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First French Empire
The First French Empire (French: Empire Français), also known as the Greater French Empire or Napoleonic Empire, was the empire of Napoleon Bonaparte of France and the dominant power in m...
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French Revolutionary Wars
The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of sweeping military conflicts, lasting from 1792 until 1802, resulting from the French Revolution. Primarily fought between the French First Republic and s...
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Historiography of the French Revolution
The historiography of the French Revolution stretches back over two hundred years, as commentators and historians have sought to answer questions regarding the origins of the Revolution, and its meani...
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Monarchiens
The Friends of the Monarchist Constitution (French: Amis de la Constitution Monarchique), commonly known as Monarchist Club (French: Club monarchique) or Monarchiens, were one of the revolutio...