The French Revolution

Just a bit of general trivia on the French Revolution, Empire, and Restoration, 1789-1830
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French execution method
Guillotine
Period of mass executions
The Great Terror/Reign of Terror
First leader of the Committee of Public Safety
Georges Danton
Military leader born in Corsica
Napoleon Bonaparte
The island Napoleon was first exiled to in 1815
Elba
The year of Louis XVI's execution
1793
The famous symbol on the Bourbon flag
Fleurs-de-lis
Successor to Louis XVIII
Charles X
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Who shot himself in the face the day before his execution
Maximilien Robespierre
Described as the 'most unpopular minister' during the Bourbon restoration
Jean-Baptiste de Villéle
Battle of 1815 causing Napoleon's downfall
Battle of Waterloo
The year of Charles X's victory against the Barbary Pirates in Algiers
1830
Napoleon's system of trade designed to weaken Britain
Continental System
What Marie Antoinette allegedly told the people they could eat instead of bread
Cake
The name of Charles X's son who was assassinated in 1820
Duc de Berri
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Level 79
Mar 16, 2013
I tried "Reign of Terror" for the Great Terror as it was how I learned the period in the USA. Might want to consider adding that as an alternate.
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Level 22
May 21, 2013
Lily should be right, too.
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Level 61
Sep 28, 2013
It is a common mythology that Marie Antoinette said "let them eat cake."
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Level 20
Mar 9, 2014
Please allow, The Terror, and Reign of Terror, especially.
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Level 43
Mar 10, 2014
1. Reign of Terror or Terror would be much more appropriate. Although the Great Terror is not wrong, it also refers to the Great Purge by Stalin and a book that deals with Stalin. 2a. Marie Antoinette surely said many things but "let them eat cake". Maybe adding the word "allegedly" or "was attributed to" would be more appropriate for historical convenience. 2b. It's brioche, not cake. 3a. Jean-Baptiste de Villèle is more offen referred to as Joseph de Villèle. 3b. Please mind the direction of the accent in "Villèle". 4. Duc de Berry, not Berri.
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Level 43
Aug 23, 2016
The "alleged" word in english is cake. it's a common phrasing as well as famous expression. Don't forget, like you said, it is a myth and this is the english version of eat.
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Level 17
Nov 6, 2014
It's called "Reign of Terror"
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Level 12
Feb 27, 2017
Im sad Now Because There is No Marie Antoinette in this quiz :(