French Revolution timeline

  • Helvetic Republic Declared

    In Swiss history, the Helvetic Republic (1798–1803) represented an early attempt to impose a central authority over Switzerland, which until then... Read more

  • Law of 22 Floreal Year VI

    The Law of 22 Floréal Year VI (loi du 22 floréal an VI) was a law—arguably constituting a bloodless coup—passed on 11 May 1798 (22 Floréal Year VI... Read more

  • Battle of the Pyramids

    The Battle of the Pyramids, also known as the Battle of Embabeh, was a battle fought on July 21, 1798 between the French army in Egypt under... Read more

  • Battle of the Nile

    The Battle of the Nile (also known as the Battle of Aboukir Bay, or in French as the Bataille d'Aboukir) was a major naval battle fought between... Read more

  • Coup of 30 Prairial Year VII

    The Coup of 30 Prairial Year VII (Coup d'État du 30 prairial an VII), also known as the Revenge of the Councils (revanche des conseils) was a... Read more

  • Battle of Trebbia

    The Battle of Trebbia was fought on June 19, 1799 and resulted in the victory of the Austrians and Russians under Field Marshal Suvorov against the... Read more

  • 18 Brumaire

    The coup of 18 Brumaire (often simply 18 Brumaire or Brumaire) was the coup d'état by which General Napoleon Bonaparte overthrew the French... Read more

  • Constitution of the Year VIII

    The Constitution of the Year VIII was a national constitution of France, adopted December 24, 1799 (during the Year VIII of the French... Read more