General Knowledge
Key Figures Of The French Revolution
Birth Places Of The Key Figures Of The French Revolution
Significant Events During The French Revolution
Specific Dates of Events During The French Revolution
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"This" was a period of major social upheaval that began in 1787 and ended in 1799.

What is the French Revolution?

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"He" was a French military commander and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

Who is Napoleon Bonaparte?

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Napoleon Buonaparte was born "here", on 15 August 1769. He was the second of eight children born to Carlo Buonaparte.

What is Corsica?

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A wave of revolutionary hysteria sweeps through Paris, leading to fears of a military coup. In retaliation, rebels did "this" fortress of the Bastille, a symbol of royal authority. Paris falls from the King’s control. Today this date is celebrated as Bastille Day in France.

What is the storming of Bastille?

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"It" is the year where The Directory took power.

What is 1795?

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The first of the general causes was the social structure of the West. "This" had been weakened step-by-step and had already disappeared in parts of Europe.

What is the Feudal Regime?

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"He" was the last king of France before the fall of the monarchy during the French Revolution. The son of Louis, Dauphin of France, and Maria Josepha of Saxony, "he" became the new Dauphin when his father died in 1765.

Who is Louis XVI?

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Jean-Paul Marat was born "here", in the Prussian Principality of Neuchâtel (now a canton of Switzerland), on 24 May 1743.

What is Boudry?

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"This" happened to the The Estates-General (France’s equivalent to the British Parliament) when members of the Third Estate – which represents ‘the people’ – form their own National Assembly, to campaign for constitutional reform. This is a bold challenge to the King’s authority. The French Revolution has begun!

What is a collapse of the Estates-General?

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"It" is the year the French Republic was established.

What is 1792?

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"It" happened in 1789—hence the conventional term “Revolution of 1789," denoting the end of the ancien régime in France and serving also to distinguish that event from the later French revolutions of 1830 and 1848. 

What is the first climax?

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"He" was the Revolution's most influential journalist. His periodical L’Ami du peuple (The Friend of the People) took a radical uncompromising stance towards the leaders of the revolution, especially the more conservative ones. "He" was a vigorous defender of the working-class sans-culottes.

Who is Jean-Paul Marat?

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Jacques Pierre Brissot was born "here", the 13th child of a tavern keeper. He received an education and worked as a law clerk; first in "here" then in Paris.

What is Chartres?

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After a long period of debate about how the new constitution will work, the French Revolution takes a radical turn when revolutionaries arrest the King. The following month, on 22 September 1792, the National Convention is established. This proclaimed the abolition of the monarchy and established "this". The King is tried and, on 21 January 1793, he is executed as a traitor.

What is the French Republic?

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"This" is the month and year the Reign Of Terror began in.

What is June 1793?

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The peasants, many of whom owned land, had attained an improved standard of living and education and wanted to get rid of the last vestiges of "this" so as to acquire the full rights of landowners and to be free to increase their holdings.

What is Feudalism?

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A liberal aristocrat, "he" led French forces in the American Revolution, and was revered in France as a military hero and supporter of liberty. In consultation with Thomas Jefferson and Abbé Sieyès, "he" wrote the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.

Who is Marquis de Lafayette?

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Marquis de Lafayette, was born into an extremely noble family "here" in France in 1757.

What is Chavaniac?

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Following the King’s execution, France goes to war with various European powers. This signals the most violent phase of the French Revolution. Infighting within the National Convention leads to the radical Montagnards taking power. This marks the start of the bloody "this", a year-long period in which suspected enemies of the revolution are killed in their thousands.

What is the Reign Of Terror?

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"This" is the month and year the storming of the Bastille took place in.

What is July, 1789?

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The increasingly numerous and prosperous elite of wealthy commoners—merchants, manufacturers, and professionals, often called "this"—aspired to political power in those countries where it did not already possess it.

What is the Bourgeoisie?

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"He" was a liberal member of the clergy who, shortly before the Revolution, wrote a highly influential pamphlet called 'What Is the Third Estate?' Its argument, that the third estate (98 percent of the population) should have genuine representation in government, became the de facto manifesto of the Revolution.

Who is Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès?

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Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès was born on 3 May 1748, the fifth child of Honoré and Annabelle Sieyès, in the southern French town of "here".

What is Fréjus?

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A new regime – "this" – takes power in France in 1795. The internal political situation remains unstable, but is silenced by the army, now led by a young general Napoleon Bonaparte. There follows a period of successes in war: what is now Belgium is annexed, the Dutch Republic surrenders and peace is made with the Prussians and Spanish.

What is The Directory?

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"This" is the date the Napoleonic era began in.

What is 9 November 1799?

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