This was a period during the French Revolution after the First French Republic was established in which multiple massacres and many public executions occurred.
Within 3 years revolutionaries had overthrown the monarchy and started a French Republic. In 1804, Napoleon went against the revolutionary government in France. He promoted himself the major general/king.
The National Assembly writes the”Declaration of the Rights of Man.” Which promises”Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.” (Mostly for white men.”