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Day of Saint-Cloud


The problems of the revolutionary government had so intensified that the two leaders, Abbé Sieyès and Roger Ducos, plotted to overthrow it with the help of the most famous military man of the day. But the legislative body, particularly the lower house, proved resistant. Napoleon needed the help of his younger brother Lucien to rally the troops and erase the opposition.

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Title (French)
Journée de Saint-Cloud, le 18 [i.e. 19] Brumaire, an 8, (9 [i.e. 10] Novembre 1799)


Isidore-Stanislas Helman (engraver)
Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (engraver)
Charles Monnet (designer)
Michel Hennin. Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France. Tome 143, Pièces 12530-12615, période : 1799-1800.
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (54)-FT 4.

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