There are historical disputes about how many soldiers in the garrison died, some believe that all of the soldiers were massacred, others believe there was a formal surrender that allowed them to leave with their lives.
On July 12, royal authorities transferred barrels of gunpowder to the Bastille, and Launay brought his men into the massive fortress and raised its two drawbridges.
This assembly would hopefully alleviate the woes of the nation. The peasantry easily outnumbered both the nobility and the clergy. On the morning of July 14,when only seven prisoners were confined in the building, a crowd advanced on the Bastille with the intention of asking the prison governor, Bernard Jordan, marquis de Launay, to release the arms and munitions stored there.
The Parisians generally presumed that the dismissal marked the start of a coup by conservative elements. An angry mob broke in and plundered the property,  seizing 52 wagons of wheat, which were taken to the public market. In the 17th century a transverse block was built, dividing the inner court into unequal parts.
This very night all the Swiss and German battalions will leave the Champ de Mars to massacre us all; one resource is left; to take arms. Crowds gathered throughout Paris, including more than ten thousand at the Palais-Royal. But the Bastille broke open a dam that could never be put back together.
He was beaten severely and beheaded.
The next day, on 13 July, rumours spread that supplies were being hoarded at Saint-Lazare, a huge property of the clergy, which functioned as convent, hospital, school and even as a jail. The citizens of Paris answered promptly andpieces were returned. The Bastille was destroyed shortly thereafter, and the ruins of the prison quickly became iconic across France.
When the rebels discovered Jean, they pulled him away from the protesting and crying children, and he was executed along with many other noblemen. The rank and file of the regiment, previously considered reliable, now leaned toward the popular cause.
Crowds gathered throughout Paris, including more than ten thousand at the Palais-Royal. He told his friend about meeting the dead-and-now-returned monarch: The perimeter of the fortress is outlined in paving stones in the street.
In popular culture[ edit ] This section appears to contain trivial, minor, or unrelated references to popular culture. The Storming of the Bastille was a highly symbolic gesture. While the tactical value of capturing the location was nonexistent and while it hadn’t been a part of any coordinated effort by those who were pushing for reformation, it undoubtedly sent shocks throughout the entire country.
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Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille, a royal fortress and prison that had come to symbolize the tyranny of the Bourbon.
The Storming of the Bastille (French: Prise de la Bastille [pʁiz də la bastij]) occurred in Paris, France, on the afternoon of 14 July The medieval fortress, armory, and political prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the centre of Paris.
The prison contained just seven inmates at the time of its storming, but was seen by the revolutionaries as a symbol of.Storming the bastille