A detailed timeline chronicling the 18th century in No Napoleon.
- United States: February 4 – After a month of elections, George Washington is unanimously elected the first President of the United States.
- Kingdom of France: July 14 – The French Revolutionary War officially begins when citizens of Paris storm the Bastille and free seven prisoners. The fortress, having represented royal authority in the centre of Paris, is captured. Meanwhile in rural areas, peasants attack noble manors.
- Kingdom of France: September 3 – The Kingdom of France becomes a constitutional monarchy (instead of an absolute monarchy) through the French Constitution of 1791. It abolished the nobility of France, created all men equal before the law, and took the ability to ratify legislation away from the King, and gave it to France’s new legislature the Legislative Assembly.
- Kingdom of France: April 20 – King Louis XVI reluctantly declares war on the Austrian Empire, after obeying the Assembly's wishes. Charles François Dumouriez was noteworthy for having presented of a long list of grievances against them. Prussia, allied to Austria, soon declares war on France.
- Kingdom of France: August 10 – The Storming of the Tuileries occurs, after the Parisians were infuriated with the Brunswick Manifesto, which threatened the French if they were to harm the royal family. The Legislative Assembly of France soon receives inundated requests for the monarchy's demise.
- Republic of France: September 21 – After the flood of requests for the demise of the monarchy, the National Convention of France is successful in abolishing the monarchy, and the Convention declared France a republic.
- Republic of France: January 21 – Former monarch Louis XVI is executed in Paris by guillotine at the Place de la Révolution (Revolution Square). He had been tried by the National Convention for high treason.
- Members of the late Coalition – A number of nations, including the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, Naples and Portugal declare war on France, after the news of the French monarch having been killed. They soon join Austria and Prussia in battle against the republic.
- Republic of France: February 4 – The French government officially abolishes slavery.
- Republic of France: June 26 – In the Battle of Fleurus, the French forces defeat the Austrians and their allies, leading to the loss of the Austrian Netherlands to the French, along with the destruction of the Dutch Republic.
- Republic of Batavia: January 19 – The Dutch Republic falls at the hands of the Batavian revolutionaries. The Batavian Republic is declared, later established as a client state. William V flees to the British isles, and numerous Dutch colonies were transferred to the British (including Ceylon and South Africa).
- Republic of France: September 9 – (POD) On the night of September the 9th, Napoleon Bonaparte I, aged 28, dies on his deathbed from disease, that historians say he most likely had gotten while invading the Tyrol. He was remembered for his efforts in trying to defeat the Coalition, the alliance of several nations aiming to defeat revolutionary France.
- Austrian Empire: October 18 – The Treaty of Campo Formio is signed in Campo Formio, Austria. Several representatives across Europe (those nations part of the Coalition) come to outline several terms that result from the victory of the French Republic. Terms include recognition of France's republicanism, territorial concessions to France, and the formal establishment of French client republics.
- France and the Roman Republic: Early November – After the signing at Campo Formino, the French government creates the Roman Directory, giving power to a body of three directors under the head of the French Directory. The proclamation meant that the Pope (Pope Pius VI at the time) was no longer the head of the state, and instead only was a member of the Lower House.
- Republic of France: December 10 – Political theorist Emmanuel Sieyès, along with dozens of his followers, begin the 20 Vendemiaire coup, which successfully overthrows the French Directory. The members of the coup help establish the representative democratic presidential system, in which elected members would serve four year and be renewable once, based on the American system.
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1789 – 1800
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