French Assembly of Notables convened

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Historical Context Note


The Assembly of Notables met at the request of Louis XVI to consider the dire financial and political situation. They agreed to most of Calonne's proposals but demanded he show them a statement of state expenses to prove the deficit did not result from royal extravagance. Calonne was dismissed by Louis in April and when the Assembly demanded that a permanent commission be appointed to oversee royal expenditure, Louis dismissed the Assembly.

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Citation:
Editors. "French Assembly of Notables convened". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 December 2007
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=4223, accessed 30 July 2015.]


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