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French Revolution date game

Directory begins (M/Y)

November 1795

Lamoignon remodels the parlements (M/Y)

May 1788

Revolutionary France declares war on Austria (D/M/Y)

20 April 1792

Seven Years War ends (Y)


First use of the guillotine (M/Y)

(25) April 1792

Louis XVI becomes king (Y)


Dismissal of Girondin ministers by Louis XVI (M/Y)

(13) June 1792

September Massacres (M/Y)

(2-6) September 1792

Dumouriez defects to the enemy (M/Y)

(5) April 1793

Overthrow of the monarchy and storming of the Tuileries (D/M/Y)

10 August 1792

Purge and arrest of 29 Girondin deputies of the Convention (D/M/Y)

2 June 1793

Brienne declares bankruptcy (M/Y)

August 1788

Final abolition of feudalism (M/Y)

(17) July 1793

Le Chapelier law prohibiting workers' associations and strikes (M/Y)

June 1791

Abolition of Maximum (M/Y)

December 1794

Arrest of Robespierre (D/M/Y)

27 July 1794

Aristocratic revolt (M/Y)

June or July 1788

20 leading Girondins executed (M/Y)

(31) October 1793

Arrest and execution of Hébertists (M/Y)

March 1794

Assassination of Marat (M/Y)

(13) July 1793

Tennis Court Oath (D/M/Y)

20 June 1789

Legislative Assembly meets for the first time (D/M/Y)

1 October 1791

Execution of Marie Antoinette (M/Y)

(16) October 1793

France allies with America in War of Independence (Y)


Civil Constitution of the Clergy (M/Y)

July 1790

Introduction of assignats (M/Y)

December 1789

Estates-General meet in 18th century (D/M/Y)

5 May 1789

Nobility abolished (M/Y)

June 1790

Creation of the Revolutionary Tribunal (M/Y)

(10) March 1793

Government declared 'revolutionary until the peace' (D/M/Y)

10 October 1793

Law of 22 Prairial: Great Terror begins (D/M/Y)

10 June 1794

King's flight to Varennes (D/M/Y)

20 June 1791

King orders estates to meet together and vote by head (D/M/Y)

27 June 1789

Feudalism and other privileges abolished (D/M/Y)

4 August 1789 (or 4th -11th)

France proclaimed a Republic (D/M/Y)

22 September 1792

Declaration of Pillnitz by Austria and Prussia threatening intervention (M/Y)

August 1791

Publication of What is the Third Estate? (M/Y)

January 1789

National Convention meets for the first time (D/M/Y)

20 September 1792

Robespierre joins the Committee of Public Safety (D/M/Y)

27 July 1793

Trial of Louis XVI begins (M/Y)

December 1792 (ends January 93)

Levee en masse declared: nation mobilised for war (M/Y)

(23) August 1793

Execution of Louis XVI (D/M/Y)

21 January 1793

'National Assembly' proclaimed by Third Estate (D/M/Y)

17 June 1789

Revolutionary France declares war on Great Britain and the Dutch Republic (M/Y)

February 1793

Revolt begins in the Vendee (M/Y)

(11) March 1793

Creation of the Committee of Public Safety (M/Y)

(6) April 1793

Necker's Compte Rendu (Y)


Battle of Valmy (D/M/Y)

20 September 1792

Lafayette joins the enemy (M/Y)

(19) August 1792

Louis XVI and National Assembly move from Versailles to Paris (D/M/Y)

5-6 October 1789

Sans-culottes invade the Tuileries: Louis wears red cap but maintains veto (D/M/Y)

20 June 1792

Decree of 'Patrie en danger' (Country in danger) (M/Y)

(11) July 1792

Nationalisation of church property (M/Y)

November 1789

Assembly of Notables meets, as recommended by Calonne (M/Y)

February 1787

General Maximum introduced (D/M/Y)

29 September 1793

Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen (D/M/Y)

26 August 1789

Terror is made the 'order of the day' (M/Y)

(5) September 1793

Execution of Danton and Desmoulins (D/M/Y)

5 April 1794

Brunswick Manifesto threatens revolutionaries and Paris (M/Y)

July 1792

Festival of the Supreme Being (M/Y)

(8) June 1794

Calonne is dismissed and replaced by Brienne (Y)


Beginning of the 'Great Fear' (M/Y)

July 1789

Champ de Mars massacre (D/M/Y)

17 July 1791

Paris Parlement demands 'forms of 1614' for Estates-General (M/Y)

September 1788

Necker dismissed for second time (D/M/Y)

11 July 1789

Peace of Paris ends the American War of Independence (Y)


'Royal Session' at the Estates-General (D/M/Y)

23 June 1789

Death of Mirabeau (M/Y)

April 1791

Decree requiring clergy to take an oath to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy (M/Y)

November 1790

Journees of Germinal and Prairial (Y)


Date on which the king ordered the privileged orders to join the National Assembly (D/M/Y)

27 June 1789

Death of the Dauphin (D/M/Y)

4 June 1789

'Day of Tiles' in Grenoble (D/M/Y)

7 June 1788

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