Battle of Valmy


The Battle of Valmy was a stunning French victory over a Prussian-led coalition army on 20 September 1792, during the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802). Although the battle was little more than a skirmish, it halted the coalition's invasion, allowed for the establishment of the First French Republic, and ensured the continuation of the French Revolution (1789-99).

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  • 20 Apr 1792
    Revolutionary France declares war on Austria, sparking the War of the First Coalition.
  • 29 Apr 1792
    French General Theobald Dillon is butchered by his own soldiers.
  • 10 Aug 1792
    Insurrectionists storm the Tuileries Palace in Paris, massacring the Swiss Guards; King Louis XVI of France is imprisoned in the Temple prison fortress two days later.
  • 2 Sep 1792 - 7 Sep 1792
    Between 1,100-1,400 prisoners, or half of Paris' total prison population, are killed in the September Massacres.
  • 20 Sep 1792
    The Battle of Valmy results in a French victory over Prussian invaders.
  • 21 Sep 1792
    The National Convention abolishes the French Monarchy during the French Revolution.
  • 6 Nov 1792
    The Battle of Jemappes results in a victory for the French Republic over an Austrian army, allowing for the French conquest of Belgium.