French Revolution

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Estates an area or amount of land or property, in particular.
First Estate France under the Ancient Regime (before the French Revolution) divided society into three estates: the First Estate
Second Estate The Second Estate ~nobility
Third Estate Third Estate (commoners). The king was considered part of the Second Estate.
Taille an account or reckoning; a record of debit and credit, of the score of a game, or the like.
Bourgeoisie the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes.
Louis XVI Louis XVI, also known as Louis Capet, was King of France from 1774 until his deposition in 1792, although his formal title after 1791 was King of the French. He was guillotined on January 21 1793.
Queen Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette, born an Archduchess of Austria, was Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. She was the fifteenth and penultimate child of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and Empress Maria Theresa
Tennis Court Oath . The Tennis Court Oath was a pivotal event during the first days of the French Revolution. The Oath was a pledge signed by 576 of the 577 members from the Third Estate who were locked out of a meeting of the Estates-General on 20 June 1789.
Declaration of rights of man & Citizen The Declaration of the rights of Man and of the Citizen, passed by France's National Constituent Assembly in August 1789, is a fundamental document of the French Revolution and in the history of human and civil rights
Maximilian Robespierre Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre was a French lawyer and politician, and one of the best-known and most influential figures of the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror.
Region of terror The Reign of Terror (5 September 1793 – 28 July 1794), also known as The Terror (French: la Terreur), was a period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution, incited by conflict between two rival political factions, the Girondins and the Jacobins, and marked by mass executions of "enemies of ...
Coup d'etat a sudden and decisive action in politics, especially one resulting in a change of government illegally or by force.
Napoleon Bonaparte Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.
Versailles The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. It is also known as the Château de Versailles.
Storming of the Bastille The Storming of the Bastille (French: Prise de la Bastille [pʁiz də la bastij]) occurred in Paris, France, on the morning of 14 July 1789. The medieval fortress and prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the centre of Paris.
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