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Coup d'état of 18 Brumaire
Bouchot - Le general Bonaparte au Conseil des Cinq-Cents.jpg
General Bonaparte during the coup d'état of 18 Brumaire in Saint-Cloud, painting by François Bouchot, 1840
Date9 November 1799
LocationFrance
ParticipantsNapoleon Bonaparte, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, Charles-Maurice Talleyrand, Roger Ducos, Paul Barras, Lucien Bonaparte, Joseph Bonaparte, Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès, Charles François Lebrun and others
OutcomeThe Consulate; adoption of a constitution under which the First Consul, a position Bonaparte was to hold, had the most power in the French government

The Coup of 18 Brumaire brought General Napoleon Bonaparte to power as First Consul of France and in the view of most historians ended the French Revolution. This bloodless coup d'état overthrew the Directory, replacing it with the French Consulate. This occurred on 9 November 1799, which was 18 Brumaire, Year VIII under the French Republican calendar.

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