Last Updated on March 29, 2021 by Claude Boucher
The French Revolution (1789-1799) is one of the most remembered revolutions throughout history, known for its violence and bloodshed to the nobility. The Revolution was partially fueled by French victories against the British Monarchy across the world; in part, the French were influenced by the ideologies promoted during the American Revolution. The French Revolution was a radical shift away from monarchy and towards a Democratic Republic. Other “revolutions” fueled the French Revolution as well, though these revolutions were both thought-based. The Scientific Revolution, which spread around Europe during the 18th century, influenced the French Revolution. Similarly, the Enlightenment, a revolution of political philosophy, gave rise to new ideas of democracy and natural rights, building the very foundation of the French Revolution.