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For a brief description of the whole French Revolution period, see the Commentary to chapter 1.1.I "M. Myriel"
The Directory was the executive power during the period from November 1795 to November 1799.
The Directory period was ended by a coup by Napoleon Bonaparte on the 9th November 1799, or, as known under the Revolutionary Calendar, the 18 Brumaire.
|Cela fit beaucoup crier la bourgeoisie locale, et, à cette occasion, un sénateur de l’empire, ancien membre du conseil des cinq-cents favorable au dix-huit brumaire et pourvu près de la ville de Digne d’une sénatorerie magnifique, écrivit au ministre des cultes, M. Bigot de Préameneu, [...]||This provoked a great outcry among the local burgesses; and a senator of the Empire, a former member of the Council of the Five Hundred which favored the 18 Brumaire, and who was provided with a magnificent senatorial office in the vicinity of the town of Digne, wrote to M. Bigot de Preameneu, the minister of public worship, [...]|
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