Napoleon Bonaparte seizes power

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Historical Context Note


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

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Editors. "Napoleon Bonaparte seizes power". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 March 2008
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  1. French Revolution and French Revolutionary Wars: 1789-1802