Napoleon - The Consulate - 1801 - Châteaubriant - Provision of Bread for the Prisoners
Historical Document on laid watermarked paper dated 1801 (2 Ventose An IX), biography and antique print of Louis Nicolas Davout
This historical document is composed of these 2 documents mounted under passepartout :
Châteaubriant - Provision of Bread for the Prisoners
Document on laid watermarked paper dated 1801 (2 Ventose An IX)
Biography and antique print of Louis Nicolas Davout
The Consulate was the Executive Government of France from the fall of the Directory in the coup of Brumaire on 10 November 1799 until the start of the Napoleonic Empire on 18 May 1804.
The Consulate was officially installed on 1 January 1800 (11 nivôse an VIII). Napoleon Bonaparte is designated as First Consul, thus de facto the head of the executive. The two new consuls designated are Cambacérès and Lebrun.
Outside, Bonaparte decides to end the wars. The Treaty of Lunéville, signed in February 1801 with Austria, which had been disarmed by Moreau’s victory at Hohenlinden, restored peace to Europe, gave nearly the whole of Italy to France.
He invited the clergy to return to France and granted him freedom of worship on 7 New Year VIII (29 December 1799). The Concordat of 1801, restored to the Church its position as the religion of the state.
The Constitution of the year VIII gave Napoleon Bonaparte power for ten years. In 1802, Bonaparte undoubtedly strengthened his power over the country. He then imposed the vote of a Senatus-Consult, which stated that the First Consul was now a lifetime consul. In February 1800, Napoleon settled in the Tuileries and gradually installed a courtyard that was constantly developing.
The Consulat à vie ended on May 18, 1804 with the proclamation of the Empire.
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