Name three estates into which the French society was divided before the revolution.

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Three estates into which the French society was divided before the revolution were:
1.  The Clergy or the first estate
 :The clergy in the France were quite wealthy and owned big estates or land holdings. They enjoyed several privileges and lived luxuriously.
2.  The Nobles or the second estate-They were the big aristocrats and landlords  who controlled all high ranking administrative posts and owned large land holdings. They also had monopoly over wine shops, floor mills etc
3.  Third Estate: The unprivileged classes were known as the Third estate. The third estate was comprised of the peasants, artisans, city workers and the middle class people like teachers, doctors, lawyers, writers, civil servants etc. All such people had no political rights.


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