The French Revolution was a time of social and political upheaval in France and its colonies that began in 1789 and ended in 1799. Inspired by liberal and radical ideas, Its overthrow of the Monarchy influenced the decline of absolute Monarchies in other parts of Europe.
Role of women in the French revolution
Women were active participants from the beginning which brought important changes in the country France. Women from the third estate had to work for a living and they didn’t have access to education or job training.
- The most notable demand of women during the French revolution was the ‘right to vote’ and equal wages.
- In order to discuss and raise voice for their demands, they started many ‘political clubs’ and ‘newspapers’, among which ‘the society of revolutionary’ and ‘Republican women were famous’.
- One of the most well-known French Revolutionary women was Olympe de Gouges.