Flour War


The Flour War refers to the series of approximately 300 riots that swept through France from April to May 1775, because of rising bread prices. The revolts only subsided after soldiers had been deployed, resulting in hundreds of arrests. It was one of the first physical manifestations of the crises that led to the French Revolution (1789-1799).

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  • 27 Apr 1775 - 11 May 1775
    A series of bread riots known as the Flour War breaks out across France; 25,000 troops are deployed to keep order.