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  • 14 Jul 1789
    The Bastille in Paris is stormed.
  • 16 Jul 1789
    The Comte d'Artois, Louis XVI's brother, flees Versailles with other royalists after the Storming of the Bastille, becoming the first wave of emigres to flee the French Revolution.
  • c. 19 Jul 1789 - c. 6 Aug 1789
    The Great Fear sweeps across the French countryside, as peasants attack the feudal estates of the nobility.
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