The French Revolution was a war led by the French people against the monarchy. It involved untold numbers of commoners and the upper echelon of French society.
French citizens of note who were involved in the Revolution include Napoleon Bonaparte, Jacques Pierre Brissot, Charles de Calonne, Lazare Carnot, Marquis de Lafayette, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Maximilien Robespierre and Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes. Louis XVI was the French king deposed by the Revolution along with his queen, Marie Antoinette, who was seen by the commoners as the embodiment of the excess of the French monarchy. Both the king and queen were executed in 1793. Napoleon Bonaparte was a French general who took over the government, effectively ending the French Revolution.