Principal Events of the
|22 February-25 May||First Assembly of Notables; C.-A. de Calonne resigns and|
E.-C. de Loménie de Brienne succeeds him as controller
general of finances.
|8 August||Louis XVI consents to the calling of the Estates General.|
|25 August|| J. Necker assumes post of controller general of finances, re-|
placing Loménie de Brienne.
|23 and 25 September||Paris Parlement decrees that proposed Estates General will|
follow precedents and procedures of Estates General of
|6 November-12||Second Assembly of Notables fails.|
|27 December|| Louis XVI agrees to the doubling of the Third Estate so that|
its membership is equal to the combined total of the first two
|January||E.-J. Sieyès publishes What Is the Third Estate?|
|February||Elections to the Estates General begin.|
|27-28 April||Réveillon riots.|
|5 May||Opening session of Estates General.|