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3. The Napoleonic Period, 1799–1815
 
THE HOUSE OF BONAPARTE
NAPOLEON'S EMPIRE 1812 (MAP)
 
a. The Consulate
1799, Nov. 9 (18 Brumaire)
 
The Coup d'État of Brumaire. Sieyès and Roger-Ducos resigned from the Directory, and Barras then resigned under duress. The Directory could not function with only two members and was disbanded. Sieyès and Roger-Ducos, supported by Napoleon and his brother Lucien Bonaparte (president of the Council of 500), convinced the councils to name Sieyès, Roger-Ducos, and Napoleon as provisional consuls and establish a commission to draft a new constitution.  1
 
 
 
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