The French Revolution of 1830, also known as the July Revolution, Second French Revolution saw the overthrow of King Charles X, the French Bourbon monarch, and the ascent of his cousin Louis-Philippe, Duke of Orléans, who himself, after 18 precarious years on the throne, would in turn be overthrown. It marked the shift from one constitutional monarchy, the Bourbon Restoration, to another, the July Monarchy; and the substitution of the principle of popular sovereignty for hereditary right.
"Louis-Philippe Going from the Palais Royal to the Hôtel de Ville" (Horace Vernet, 1832, oil on canvas). In the Château de Versailles. The culmination of the French "July Revolution" of 1830, in which King Charles X and the senior branch of the House of Bourbon were deposed. The exceedingly clever and interestingly devious man on horseback in the center, Charles X's cousin the Duke of Orleans, is on his way to be proclaimed King Louis-Philippe I.
Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (French pronunciation: ; 6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), in the U.S. often known simply as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War. A close friend of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830.
Really interesting archive footage shows the 1958 revolution in Iraq. IraqThe 14 July Revolution or the 1958 Iraqi coup d’état took place on 14 July 1958 in Iraq, resulting in the overthrow of theHashemite monarchy…