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Notable Events of the French Revolution

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Notable Events of the French Revolution What was the French Revolution? The French Revolution was the fall of the selfish French Nobility to the almost blood-thirsty common French people and rebel Nobles. What was the first event that started the French Revolution? The first event of the French Revolution was the Fall of Bastille. The Fall of Bastille, July 14, 1789 was when the hungry french citizens stormed the Bastille Prison for Political Prisoners. The Fall of Bastille was, obviously won by the French Rebels. The Great Fear of July, 1789, was the second event in the French Revolution. Rumors that the King and Queen of France were planning a conspiracy against the common folk caused a massive, uproaring panic which led to many old and beautiful noble homes being destroyed and many ancient reords to be lost forever more... This later became known as the Great Fear. The Women's March on Versailles On October 5, 1789, a large mob of women dressed as soldiers and carrying arms marched straight to Versailles. This was important because Versailles was pretty much considered a safe haven for royalty and nobility. The women were marching for lower bread prices. The women were marching for lower bread prices This march actually forced the royal family to move to Paris. The French/ Austrian War At this point a tentative republic of France had been made. The French were scared that Marie Antoinette, being a Austrian Princess, would attempt to put her husband back on thrown with her mother's help. This war was initially a losing battle for the French But with an amazing vicotry at Valmy, a city that is less than 100 miles away from Paris, the tide changed and France won. Beheading the Monarchs In 1792, King Louis XVI was tried before the National Convention. He was accused of conspiring against the liberty of the nation. He was found guilty and beheaded on January 21, 1793. He was executed in public by a gullotine. Marie Antoinette was executed in public by gullotine on October 16, 1793. The Necklace Scandal A jeweler had come to show an exquisite jewel to the Queen. Marie Antoinette, now more mature, decides not to buy the necklace as with the nation in such turmoil, it would be selfish of her to buy a necklace. A while later though, the jeweler returns and demands payment. He says that he sold the necklace to her, but she has not contacted him at all. She tried to pin it on the Prince of Rohan and De La Motte (a lady at court) but they were acquitted by the judges. Bibliography “French Revolution 1789 1799” Emerson Kent, Emerson Kent, Emerson Kent, web page, 2/17/11

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