A collection of world events between 1492 and 1859, focusing on the 17th and 18th centuries. Please refer to the Guide for more info, tips and Search examples...

FRScMd1770May16Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France
FRScGv1774May10Louis XVI ascends to throne of France
FRCfAr1776May02King Louis XVI of France commits one million dollars in arms and munitions to the American war effort
FRCfAr1778Mar20King Louis XVI receives U.S. representatives
FRScGv1788Aug08King Louis XVI calls French States and Generals together
FRCfFv1789May05After bad harvests and costly wars, King Louis XVI is forced to convene the Estates General at Versailles (for the first time since 1614) in order to raise taxes.
FRCfFv1791Jun21Louis XVI and family captured at Varennes-en-Argonne trying to escape the French Revolution
FRScGv Sep13France’s King Louis XVI accepts constitution
FRScGv1792Jun13King Louis XVI fires French government
FRCfSk Aug10Mobs in Paris attack palace of Louis XVI
FRScLc Dec11France’s King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of treason
FRScLc1793Jan15French king Louis XVI is found guilty of treason and crimes against the state
FRScLc  19French King Louis XVI sentenced to death
FRScBd  21King Louis XVI is executed in Paris by guillotine

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