The French Revolution was started by the Bourgeoisie, effectively the French middle class; motivated by the Enlightenment Movement, France's financial crisis and mistreatment by the nobility and clergy, they formed the National Assembly in 1789 breaking away from the ancient Estates General Council. The King and nobles committed a series of blunders and the people reacted by storming the Bastille, thus starting the Revolution. The Revolution effectively ended with the execution of the tyrant French leader Maximilien Robespierre who slaughtered thousands through his paranoia, ironically he met his end at the guillotine himself. That ended the violent stage of the Revolution, but it did not officially end until 1799 when Napoleon declared himself Consul.
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