Became king after the revolution of 1830; he accepted the Constitutional Charter of 1814, adopted the red-white-and blue flag of the French revolution, and said he was merely, "king of the French people." However things in France basically remained unchanged. Over the course of his rule, he became increasingly unwilling to make any changes, and corrupt. This stubborn unwillingness to make reform eventually sparked a popular revolt in Paris, and by February 24th, 1848, he abdicated in favor of his grandson. However, the commoners would tolerate no more monarchy, so they set up a provisioned republic headed by a ten-man committee. They also drafted a new constitution for France's second republic, as well as pushed for a truly popular democratic society in which all people had a say in the legislation of the country. HE IS SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE HIS CORRUPT RULE LED TO THE FORMATION OF FRANCE'S SECOND REPUBLIC, AND A TRULY POPULAR DEMOCRATIC STATE.