European Ancestors – Understanding France (15) The New Regime Phase 1

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This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE.

  • France declared war against Austria on 20 April 1792.
  • During the timeframe of April-September 1792, France suffered defeats.
  • In July 1792, Prussia joined the war with an army rapidly moving towards Paris.
  • Maria-Antoinette was born in Austria, and began encouraging her brother, Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II to invade France.
  • As a counter measure, Revolutionaries occupied Tuileries Palace where Louis XVI was living, with the Royal family held in the temple.
  • September 1792, a number of nobles and clergy were massacred.
  • People in France were inspired by the wave of Nationalism.
  • French military checked Prussians on 20 September 1792 at Valmy which was also the day the New Assembly met.
  • On 21 September  1792, the Assembly, now called The National Convention proclaimed the abolition of monarchy, and the establishment of the Republic.

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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