Thanks for the answers. Even if the above citation is a myth (as the reference is of 1883), it seems that "revolution francaise" occured around the revolution francaise.«Mais c’est une révolte? — Non, Sire, c’est une révolution!»
Réponse du duc de LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-LIANCOURT (1747-1827), à LOUIS XVI (1754-1793), réveillé le soir du 14 juillet, à Versailles.
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According to a book of mine, the American Revolutionary War and the resulting democratic constitution of the United States were already described in France by the contemporaries as a revolution. In July 1789 the Duke de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt and the French king could understand the concept "Revolution" as a fundamental transformation of the constitution and the structure of the state, even if at that time neither the historical meaning of the Storming of Bastille nor its further development could be clear to him.