French Literature and the Arts (Eighteenth Century)

Articles on 18th-century French authors, playwrights, artists, dancers, their works and performances, and the eighteenth-century context in which they lived.

Articles Year
As First Consul, Bonaparte moves into Tuileries 1800
Pierre-Augustin de Beaumarchais 1784 - 1799
Sébastien Nicolas de Chamfort -
Château de Versailles and its gardens 1661 - 1789
Emilie du Châtelet 1737 - 1745
Composition of air discovered 1778
Marie-Jean Condorcet 1765 - 1794
Jacques-Louis David 1770 - 1825
Maximilien de Robespierre 1778 - 1794
Death of Mirabeau 1791
Jean-Gaspard Deburau -
Denis Diderot 1745 - 1784
Festival of Champ de Mars 1790
French Revolution 1789
Françoise de Graffigny 1747 - 1757
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 1782 - 1803
Alain-René Lesage 1695 - 1740
Claude-François-Adrien de Lezay-Marnésia -
Lord Bolingbroke flees to France 1715
Louis XV attains his majority 1723
Louis XV exiles the Paris Parlement in the dispute over ecclesiastical causes 1753
Louis XV marries Maria Lesczcyinski of Poland 1725
Louis XVI becomes heir to French throne 1765
Louis XVI caught at Varennes 1791
Louis XVI dismisses Necker 1781
Marat is murdered 1793
Pierre Marivaux 1722 - 1763
Massacre of the Champ de Mars 1791
Mirabeau elected President of French Assembly 1791
Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu 1709 - 1755
Necker appointed finance minister 1776
Jean-Georges Noverre -
Paris parlement opposes Brienne 1787
Alexis Piron 1710 - 1773
Antoine-François Prévost d'Exiles 1716 - 1763
François, Marquis de Quesnay 1730 - 1773
Nicolas Restif de la Bretonne 1767 - 1806
Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1745 - 1778
Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade 1791 - 1814
Bernardin de Saint-Pierre 1757 - 1814
Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle 1748
Voltaire. Histoire de Charles XII 1731
Voltaire. Le Siècle de Louis XIV 1751
Voltaire 1718 - 1778