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French Revolution

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(Historical Terms) the anticlerical and republican revolution in France from 1789 until 1799, when Napoleon seized power
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Noun1.French Revolution - the revolution in France against the BourbonsFrench Revolution - the revolution in France against the Bourbons; 1789-1799
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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Französische Revolution
Révolution française
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