Timeline- France 1774 to 1789

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Timeline- 1774-1789

1774

  • Louis XVI crowned king
  • Appointion of Turgot controller general: profree trade refrosm and proposed property tax- Hostility
  • Riots in Paris due to bread price doubling ( poor harvest)

1776

  • Turgot dismissed and replaced by Necker: sought to cut venal offices but this offended Antoinette and nobility

1778

  • France entered American war of independence which Necker funded through loans

1781

  • Necker issued first report on public finances in which he was dismissed and replaced by Fleury who reversed Necker reforms

1783

  • American war of independence ended (cost france 1.3 billion livres)
  • Calonne became controller general and sold offices and spent lavishly

1785

  • Paris Parlement refused to agree new loans

1786

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