History France AOS1 - DATES


Reign of Louis XIV


1643 - 1715Known as "The Sun King"


Reign of Louis XV


1715 - 1774


Montesquieu's "The Spirit of the Laws"


1748Idea of speration of powers


Rousseau's "The Social Contract"


1762Idea of equality, of men joined together under a social contract so power resides in the people


Denis Diderot and d'Alembert's "Enclyclopedie" published between:


1751- 1775


Voltaire's "Treatise on Toleration"


1763


France involved in American War of Independance


1776 - 1783


Necker's publication of "Compte Rendu au Roi"


1781


Calonne proposes to convoke Assembly of Notables


1786


Assembly of Notables is opened on


22 February 1787


Assembly of Notables is closed on


25 May 1787


Brienne proposes modified reforms to Parlement of Paris:


Beginning of July 1787


Parlement rejects tax reforms on


2 July 1787


King Louis XVI exiles the parlement to Troyes on


15 August 1787


Parlement recalled to Paris:


September 1787


Royal Session & King's Lit de Justice, forcing tax reforms through:


19 November 1787


King suspends all parlements and through another lit de justice, replaces with Plenary Courts:


8 May 1788


Riots and Day of Tiles in Grenoble


June 1788


Brienne announces King will accept submissions on composition of E.G:


5 July 1788


Brienne announces official date for E.G:


8 August


Abbe Sieyes' pamphlet "What is the Third Estate?"


January 1789


4000 pamphlets published in Pamphlet War between:


May 1788 - April 1789


King welcomes deputies into the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles:


2 May 1789


Official opening of Estates-General


5 May 1789


Clergy vote to keep seperate verification:


7 May 1789


The Reveillon Riots


27 April 1789


Commons (previously 3E) declare themselves National Assembly of France after being joined by some liberal clergymen:


17 June 1789


Clergy vote to join National Assembly:


19 June 1789


N.A. arrives at meeting place to find doors locked, and a summons a Seance Royal:


20 June 1789


The Tennis Court Oath


20 June 1789


The Royal Session


23 June 1789


Soldiers sent to stop N.A. crossed to support them on:


24 June 1789


King consents to all the Estates meeting in common and voting by head:


27 June 1789


Necker is dismissed (1789)


11 July 1789


Camille Desmoulins urges the crowd at the Palais Royal to take up arms:


12 July 1789


Fall of the Bastille


14 July 1789


King comes to the Town Hall to agree to withdrawal of troops, and Bailly as mayor of Paris


15 July 1789


King accepts a cockade from Bailly


17 July 1789


Murders of Bertier de Sauvigny and Joseph Francois Foulon


23 July 1789