Major Events 1769-1820


21 January: Louis XVI executed.
1 February: France declares war on Great Britain and Holland.
9 March: France declares war on Spain.
18 March: The battle of Neerwinden.
5 April: General Dumouriez defects to Allies.
6 April: Establishment of Committee of Public Safety.
2 June: Girondin party overthrown by Jacobins.
13 June: Napoleon Bonaparte arrives in France.
27 August: Toulon allows Allies to enter.
7 September: French forces lay siege to Toulon.
16 September: Bonaparte takes command of artillery at Toulon.
15-16 October: The battle of Wattignies.
18 October: Bonaparte promoted to chef de bataillon.
19 December: Fall of Toulon.


6 February: Bonaparte takes over artillery in the Army of Italy.
13-14 March: The battle of Hotham and Martin.
5 April: Execution of Danton.
24 April: Battle of Villers-en-Cauchies.
1 June: Battle of 1st of June.
26 June: Battle of Fleurus.
27 July: Coup of 9 Thermidor, fall and execution of Robespierre brings end to The Terror.
9-20 August: Bonaparte jailed at Antibes.
15 September: Battle of Boxtel.


1 April: Coup of 12 Germinal.
16 May: Peace of Basle.
20 May: Coup of 1 Prairial.
21 June: Allies and emigres land at Quiberon.
19 August: Peace with Spain.
21 August: Bonaparte joins Bureau Topographique.
4-5 October: Coup of 13 Vendemiaire and the "whiff of grapeshot".
16 October: Bonaparte promoted to general de division.
26 October: Bonaparte becomes commander of Army of the Interior.
27 October: Formation of Directory, Constitution.
22-24 November: The battle of Loano.



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