Federalist Revolts

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The federalist revolts were a series of rebellions that erupted in several parts of France in the summer of 1793, in response to the concentration of power in Paris during the French Revolution (1789-99). Most of the revolts were crushed within months, leading the victorious Jacobins to implement the Reign of Terror to punish the rebels and enforce their ideology.

More about: Federalist Revolts


  • 2 Jun 1793
    Fall of the Girondins leaves revolutionary politics firmly under Jacobin control; beginning of the Federalist Revolts against Jacobin rule.
  • 13 Jul 1793
    French revolutionary activist Jean-Paul Marat is assassinated in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday.
  • Aug 1793 - Oct 1793
    The Siege of Lyon ends with a federalist defeat. The Jacobins execute large numbers of rebels.
  • 25 Aug 1793
    Marseille falls to the French, ending their participation on the Federalist Revolts.
  • 29 Aug 1793 - 19 Dec 1793
    Siege of Toulon.
  • 9 Oct 1793 - 9 Dec 1793
    Mass executions of around 2,000 federalist rebels after the end of the Siege of Lyon.
  • 31 Oct 1793
    21 leading Girondins, including Vergniaud and Brissot, are executed.