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French Revolution

Revolutionary France and the Congress of Vienna

King Louis XIV 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 21 January 1793.
Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette, was the last Queen of France prior to the French Revolution. Marie Antoinette was convicted by the Revolutionary Tribunal of high treason, and executed by guillotine on Place de la Révolution on 16 October 1793.
Estates General The legislative body in France until 1789, representing the three estates of the realm (the clergy, the nobility, and the commons).
First Estate the first of the three estates: the clergy in France; the Lords Spiritual in England
Second Estate the second of the three estates: the nobles in France; the lords temporal in England
Third Estate the third of the three estates or political orders: the commons in France or England
Tennis Court Oath The third estate broke away from the other two nations and established themselves as the national assembly.
Storming of the Bastille Parisian revolution began in response to food shortages, soaring bread prices, 25% unemployment and fear of military repression.
Reign of Terror Law of Suspects: alleged enemies of the revolution were brought before Revolutionary Tribunals were created to hear cases of treason.
Committee on Public Safety By the summer of 1793, the Committee of Public Safety became an emergency government to deal with internal and external challenges to the revolution.
Guillotine a machine with a heavy blade sliding vertically in grooves, used for beheading people. (used to execute Louis xvi and Marie Antoinette)
Robespierre A French lawyer and politician. He was one of the best-known and most influential figures associated with the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror.
Napoleon Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars.
Napoleonic Code French civil code established under Napoleon I in 1804. It was drafted by a commission of four eminent jurists and entered into force on 21 March 1804.
Congress of Vienna a conference of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich, and held in Vienna
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