French Directory

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The Directory (also called Directorate, French: le Directoire) was a five-member committee in the French First Republic from 2 November 1795 until 9 November 1799, when it was overthrown by Napoleon Bonaparte in the Coup of 18 Brumaire and replaced by the Consulate.[1]

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  1. For example F. Furet and D. Richet in “French Revolution” (Macmillan, 1970)