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French revolution timeline

Louis XVI revived them , in an attempt to be popular. The National Assembly also decides to relocate to Paris. December The Assembly votes to summon a mass army of volunteers to defend the borders of France, — War and the overthrow of the monarchy[ edit ] The king is forced to wear a Phrygian cap and drink a toast to the Nation June 20, Sans-Culottes take possession of the Tuileries Palace and massacre the Swiss Guards August 10, Massacre of prisoners in Paris prisons September 2—7, French victory over the Prussians at the Battle of Valmy September 29, 23 January: The slave uprising in Haiti causes severe shortages of sugar and coffee in Paris. August 9: Georges Danton , a deputy city prosecutor, and his Cordeliers allies take over the Paris city government and establish the Revolutionary Paris commune. Lafayette orders the arrest of armed aristocrats who have gathered at the Tuileries Palace to protect the royal family. February Constitutional bishops, who have taken an oath to the State, replace the former Church hierarchy. October The Assembly declares a state of martial law to prevent future uprisings. February Day of Daggers. August The Assembly abolishes the religious teaching orders and those running hospitals, the last remaining religious orders in France. June The Assembly forbids priests to wear ecclesiastical costumes outside churches. April The government issues three hundred million assignats to finance the war.

September Mutiny of sailors of the French fleet at Brest. He was poorly educated and spent a life devoted to his mistresses.

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December 4: Deputies sent by Brussels assembly to the National Convention express gratitude of the Belgian people and request that France officially recognise the independence of Belgium.

These taxes increased.

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April 2: Death of Mirabeau. The Prussians retreat. November 2: The Assembly votes to place property of the Church at the disposition of the Nation. February The Assembly abolishes the requirement that army officers be members of the nobility. May The Assembly orders the deportation of priests who have not signed the oath to the government, known as the Civil Constitution of the Clergy. September 4: Necker, the finance minister, is dismissed. What they wanted was to own their own property. In response, the King announced the calling of the Estates-General for May , the first time the body had been summoned since He asserted: "What is the Third Estate?

March 3: The Assembly orders that the silver objects owned by the Church be melted down and sold to fund the government. November Discovery in the king's apartment in the Tuileries Palace of the armoire de feran iron strongbox containing Louis XVI's secret correspondence with Mirabeau and with foreign monarchs.

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December 3: The King writes a secret letter to Frederick William II of Prussia , urging him to intervene militarily in France "to prevent the evil which is happening here before it overtakes the other states of Europe. September First issue of Jean Paul Marat 's newspaper, L'Ami du peuple , proposing a radical social and political revolution. The National Assembly takes charge of the public treasury. July Brunswick Manifesto - The Austrian commander warns that should the royal family be harmed, an "exemplary and eternally memorable revenge" will follow. Riots against food shortages; many food shops are looted. August The Assembly abolishes the religious teaching orders and those running hospitals, the last remaining religious orders in France. The Urban Poor of Paris Artisans - factory workers, journeymen. One thing they would not give in was increase of taxes. February The Assembly abolishes the requirement that army officers be members of the nobility. December The Assembly decrees that Protestants are eligible to hold public office; Jews are still excluded. Many assumed the Estates-General would approve future taxes, and Enlightenment ideals were relatively rare. Subdivisions of the Third Estate 1.

September Election of a new municipal assembly in Paris, with three hundred members elected by districts. June Avignon, then under the rule of the Popeasks to be joined to France. The problem was the government could not service the debt.

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What is the Third Estate? After Montesquieu, a republic as regarded as at least theoretically noble and possible. Clergy: did not like third estate to have power; complain about prices; not all rich; The aristocracy: lacked sufficient power; yet were expected to be taxed; not all nobles were rich.

October 6 — Women's March on Versailles[ edit ] The Women's March on Versailles October 5—6, October 5: Marat's newspaper demands a march on Versailles to protest the insult to the cocarde tricolor.

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But of course this affected the poor the worst.

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