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List of revolutions and rebellions

The storming of the Bastille, 14 July 1789, during the French Revolution

This is a list of revolutions and rebellions. (For a list of coups d'état and coup attempts, see List of coups d'état and coup attempts).


[edit] BC

[edit] 1â999 AD

[edit] 1000â1499

The end of the unsuccessful Peasants' Revolt in England 1381. Rebel leader Wat Tyler is killed while Richard II watches. A second image within the painting shows Richard addressing the crowd.

[edit] 1500â1699

Bolotnikov's Battle with the Tsar's Army at Nizhniye Kotly Near Moscow by a Russian painter Ernest Lissner.
Episode of the Fronde at the Faubourg Saint-Antoine by the Walls of the Bastille
Scene from the Moscow Uprising: Natalia Naryshkina shows Ivan V to the Streltsy to prove that he well.

[edit] 1700â1799

Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in 1781, during the American Revolutionary War.
Depiction of the Battle of Vinegar Hill during the Irish Rebellion of 1798.
Battle at "Snake Gully" during the Haitian Revolution against French rule.

[edit] 1800â1849

Siege of Saragossa (1809): The French assault on the San Engracia monastery.
Cheering revolutionaries during the Revolutions of 1848

[edit] 1850â1899

Battle of the Yangtze during the Taiping Rebellion.
Confederate soldiers killed behind wall during the Battle of Chancellorsville of the American Civil War.
Paris Commune, May 29, 1871

[edit] 1900â1909

Demonstrations in Istanbul during the Young Turk Revolution

[edit] 1910â1919

Leaders of the 1910 revolt after the First Battle of Ju¡rez. Seen are José María Pino Su¡rez, Venustiano Carranza, Francisco I. Madero (and his father), Pascual Orozco, Pancho Villa, Gustavo Madero, Raul Madero, Abraham Gonzalez, and Giuseppe Garibaldi Jr.
1917 - Execution at Verdun sometime in 1916

[edit] 1920â1929

[edit] 1930â1939

Soldiers assembled in front of the Throne Hall, Siam, 24 June 1932

[edit] 1940â1949

Patrol of Lieut. StanisÅaw Jankowski ("Agaton") from Battalion PiäÅä, 1 August 1944: "W-hour" (17:00)
The PLA enters Beijing in the Pingjin Campaign and control the later capital of PRC

[edit] 1950â1959

Barricades in Algiers. "Long live Massu" (Vive Massu) is written on the banner. (January 1960)
Raúl Castro (left), with his arm around second-in-command, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, in their Sierra de Cristal Mountain stronghold in Oriente Province Cuba, 1958.

[edit] 1960â1969

Portuguese soldiers in Angola

[edit] 1970â1979

Khomeini returns to Iran after 14 years exile on February 1, 1979

[edit] 1980â1989

[edit] 1990â1999

Russian Mil Mi-8 helicopter downed by Chechens near Grozny, December 1994

[edit] 2000âpresent

[edit] Cultural, intellectual, philosophical and technological revolutions

A Watt steam engine in Madrid. The development of the steam engine propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. The steam engine was created to pump water from coal mines, enabling them to be deepened beyond groundwater levels.

The term revolution is also used to denote trends which have resulted in great social changes outside the political sphere, such as changes in mores, culture, philosophy or technology. Many have been global, while others have been limited to single countries. Such revolutions include, in alphabetical order:

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