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Interesting facts about important events in history including natural disasters like hurricanes and volcanic explosions as well as revolutions and revolts.

Chernobyl Disaster Facts Featured

10 Facts About The Disaster At The Chernobyl Nuclear Plant

 The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is stationed near the city of Pripyat in Ukraine, which was formerly part of the Soviet Union. The nuclear power station is 14.5 km northwest of the city of...
2010 Haiti Earthquake Facts Featured

10 Interesting Facts About The 2010 Haiti Earthquake

 The devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010 caused widespread damage to a country already suffering from poor conditions and a number of catastrophic events in previous years. Measuring a massive 7.0 on the...
French Revolution Robespierre Featured

Role of Maximilien Robespierre During The French Revolution

 Born on May 6, 1758 in Arras, France, Maximilien de Robespierre was the son of a lawyer. During his years at school and college, he was inspired by Roman philosophers like Cicero and Cato;...
French Revolution Napoleon Featured

Role of Napoleon Bonaparte During The French Revolution

 Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821) graduated from the prestigious Royal Military School of Paris in 1785 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the La Fère artillery regiment of France. His initial military career...
French Revolution Marie Antoinette Featured

Role of Marie Antoinette During The French Revolution

 Marie Antoinette was born an Archduchess of Austria on 2nd November 1755. She was the youngest daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. Following the Seven Years' War, Empress Maria...
French Revolution Louis XVI Featured

Role of King Louis XVI During The French Revolution

 Louis XVI was the monarch of France during the French Revolution till the monarchy was abolished and France was declared a Republic. He was born Louis-Auguste on 23rd August 1754 in the French Palace...
French Revolution Summary Featured

Summary of the French Revolution

 The French Revolution was a watershed event in human history which lasted for around a decade from 5th May 1789 to 9th November 1799. Caused primarily due to a financial crisis, it began with...
French Revolution Facts Featured

10 Interesting Facts About The French Revolution

 The French Revolution is regarded as a pivotal event in world history. Caused primarily due to a financial crisis, it began with the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. The Revolution replaced...
French Revolution Effects Featured

10 Major Effects of the French Revolution

 The French Revolution was a watershed event in world history that lasted from 1789 to 1799. Among other things, it saw the French abolishing feudalism; beheading their monarch; changing their form of government from...
French Revolution Leaders Featured

10 Most Important Leaders of the French Revolution

 French Revolution was a pivotal event in world history which began with the Storming of the Bastille in 1789 and ended in 1799 with the ascent of Napoleon Bonaparte. The writings of Emmanuel Joseph...

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