This Day In History - French Revolutionaries Storm Bastille - 1789

French Revolutionaries Storm Bastille - 1789

Friday, July 14, 2023

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Event Description

Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille, a royal fortress that had come to symbolize the tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs. This dramatic action signaled the beginning of the French Revolution, a decade of political turmoil and terror in which King Louis XVI was overthrown and tens of thousands of people, including the king and his wife Marie Antoinette, were executed.

Event Location

Paris, France