Revolt of Lyon


The Revolt of Lyon against the rule of the National Convention was a counter-revolutionary rebellion that played a role in both the Federalist Revolts and the Reign of Terror during the period of the French Revolution (1789-1799). Beginning in May 1793, the revolt ended in bloodshed five months later, when government officials subjected Lyon to a brutal punitive slaughter.

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  • 15 Jul 1793
    Jacobin leader Joseph Chalier is executed in Lyon, which rises in rebellion against the French Republic.
  • 9 Aug 1793 - 9 Oct 1793
    The Siege of Lyon during the federalist revolts ends in a victory for the French Republic.
  • Nov 1793 - Dec 1793
    Lyon is subjected to mass executions after its revolt, leading to nearly 2,000 deaths.