Napoleon Bonaparte seizes power

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Historical Context Note

18 Brumaire of year VIII. At the invitation of Siey├Ęs, Bonaparte returns to Paris and seizes power. The directory is abolished and three consuls appointed, Bonaparte, Siey├Ęs and Pierre-Roger Ducos. Bonaparte is 30 years old. Soon he will be made consul for life, then Emperor.

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