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.
Famous Protest Plazas (Time Magazine) "The Bastille that was so famously stormed on July 14, 1789, heralding the French Revolution, no longer stands in Paris. But the former locale of the 14th century fortress that was later used as a prison — and seized by the people who raged against France's monarchy — still bears its name. The Colonne de Juillet (July Column) at the center of Place de la Bastille, however, alludes to the July Revolution of 1830, which led to the abdication of King…
"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.
The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830. Lafayette returned to France from the US after Napoleon Bonaparte secured his release in 1797, though he refused to participate in Napoleon's government.