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Prise de la Bastille

Storming of Bastille





Execution of Louis XVI

A sketch of the execution of Louis XVI

  • Flag of France 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.
  • Flag of Great Britain (1707-1800)PrinsenvlagFlag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931)Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1738)Flag Portugal (1707) 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.





Napoleon sur son lit de mort Horace Vernet 1826

Death of Napoleon

  • Flag of France 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.
  • Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy 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.
  • Flag of FranceFlag of the Repubblica Romana 1798 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.




  • Flag of France 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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