Declaration of Pillnitz

Declaration of Pillnitz.

The suspension of rights and privileges of King Louis XVI led to the direct threat of other European powers. This led to the ‘Declaration of Pillnitz’ signed by rulers like Roman Emperor Leopold II of Austria and Frederick William II of Prussia on 27th August 1791.

This intervention of rulers in French affairs made the statement intending to return freedom and power to the King to strengthen the monarchic government in France. The French people expressed no respect for the dictates of foreign monarchs, and the revolutionary authorities declined to accept the demand.

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