1792 in France
Events from the year 1792 in France.
List of Presidents of the National Convention
From 22 September 1792 to 2 November 1795, the French Republic was de jure governed by the National Convention, whose president (elected from within for a 14-day term) may be considered as France's le...
Ventôse
Ventôse ([vɑ̃toz]; also Ventose) was the sixth month in the French Republican Calendar. The month was named after the Latin word ventosus, which means windy.Ventôse was the third month of the winter q...
Ventôse - Wikipedia
Maximin Isnard
Maximin Isnard (16 November 1755 Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes - 12 March 1825 Grasse), French revolutionary, was a dealer in perfumery at Draguignan when he was elected deputy for the département of the Va...
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Great Book of the Public Debt
The Great Book of the Public Debt (French: Grand-livre de la dette publique) was created by the Revolutionary French Government in 1792 as a consolidation of all the states debts. It was Joseph Cambo...
Jacques Nicolas Billaud-Varenne
Jacques Nicolas Billaud-Varenne (23 April 1756 – 3 June 1819), also known as Jean Nicolas, was a French personality of the Revolutionary period. Though not one of the most well known figures of the Fr...
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Paul François Jean Nicolas, vicomte de Barras
Paul François Jean Nicolas, vicomte de Barras (30 June 1755 – 29 January 1829) was a French politician of the French Revolution, and the main executive leader of the Directory regime of 1795–1799.
Paul François Jean Nicolas, vicomte de Barras - Wikipedia
Germinal (French Republican Calendar)
Germinal ([ʒɛʁminal]) was the seventh month in the French Republican Calendar. The month was named after the Latin word germen, "germination". Germinal was the first month of the spring quarter (mois ...
Germinal (French Republican Calendar) - Wikipedia
Jean Baptiste Treilhard
Jean-Baptiste Treilhard (1742 – 1 December 1810) was an important French statesman of the revolutionary period. He passed through the troubled times of the Republic and Empire with great political sav...
Jean Baptiste Treilhard - Wikipedia
Georges Couthon
Georges Auguste Couthon (22 December 1755 – 28 July 1794) was a French politician, freemason and lawyer known for his service as a deputy on the Legislative Assembly during the French Revolution. Cout...
Georges Couthon - Wikipedia
Jacques-Marie Rouzet
Jacques-Marie Rouzet (23 May 1743, Toulouse - 25 October 1820, Paris), comte de Folmon, was a French politician. He was the lover of Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon after the death of her husband th...
Charles-Louis Antiboul
Charles-Louis Antiboul (20 May 1752, Saint-Tropez - 31 October 1793) was a French Girondist politician. He was a member of the National Convention from 1792 to 1793. On 7 September 1793 he was ordered...
Antoine-Augustin Auger
Antoine-Augustin Auger (born 1761 in Liancourt, Oise) was a French politician. He was elected an alternate member of the National Convention in 1792 after being administrator of the district of Chaumo...
François Antoine de Boissy d'Anglas
François Antoine de Boissy d'Anglas (1756–1828) was a French statesman of the Revolution, First Republic and Empire.
Born to a Protestant family in Saint-Jean-Chambre, Ardèche, he studied Law and,...
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Jean-François Ducos
Jean-François Ducos (26 October 1765, Bordeaux - 31 October 1793) was a French député for the Gironde to the Legislative Assembly then the National Convention.
The son of a merchant in Bordeaux, h...
François René Mallarmé
François-René-Auguste Mallarmé (25 February 1755 - 25 July 1835) was a French statesman of the French Revolution and a supporter of Napoleon Bonaparte and the French Empire. His career is of particul...
Revolution Controversy
The Revolution Controversy was a British debate over the French Revolution, lasting from 1789 through 1795. A pamphlet war began in earnest after the publication of Edmund Burke's Reflections on the R...
Revolution Controversy - Wikipedia
Lazare Carnot
Lazare Nicolas Marguerite, Comte Carnot (13 May 1753 – 2 August 1823), the Organizer of Victory in the French Revolutionary Wars, was a French politician, engineer, freemason and mathematician.
B...
Lazare Carnot - Wikipedia
Philippe-Antoine Merlin de Douai
Philippe-Antoine Merlin, known as Merlin de Douai (30 October 1754 – 26 December 1838) was a French politician and lawyer.
Merlin de Douai was born at Arleux, Nord, and was called to the Flemish b...
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Bernard Thomas Tréhouart de Beaulieu
Bernard Thomas Tréhouart de Beaulieu (14 January 1754 — 12 November 1804) was a French businessman, major of Saint-Malo, deputy at the National Convention, and Navy officer.
Tréhouart-Beaulieu was...
Thermidorian Reaction
The Thermidorian Reaction was a revolt within the French Revolution against the leadership of the Jacobin Club over the Committee of Public Safety. It was triggered by a vote of the National Conventio...
Thermidorian Reaction - Wikipedia
André Antoine Bernard
André Antoine Bernard (21 June 1751 – 19 October 1818) called Bernard de Saintes, was a French lawyer and revolutionary, one of the Jacobins responsible for the Reign of Terror in the French Rev...
André Antoine Bernard - Wikipedia
Julien of Toulouse
Jean Julien known as Julien of Toulouse (1750 in Nîmes – 1828) was a deputy to the National Convention and a political figure in the French Revolution.
A Protestant minister in Toulouse at t...
Campaigns of 1792 in the French Revolutionary Wars
The French Revolutionary Wars began in 1792.
France declared war on Austria on 20 April 1792. But Prussia and other powers had allied themselves with Austria in the expectation of conflict, and th...
Campaigns of 1792 in the French Revolutionary Wars - Wikipedia
Louis-Michel le Peletier, marquis de Saint-Fargeau
Louis-Michel le Peletier, marquis de Saint-Fargeau (sometimes spelled Lepeletier or Lepelletier; 29 May 1760 – 20 January 1793) was a French politician.
Born in Paris, he belonged to a well-...
Louis-Michel le Peletier, marquis de Saint-Fargeau - Wikipedia
Pierre Claude François Daunou
Pierre Claude François Daunou ([donu]; 18 August 1761 – 20 June 1840) was a French statesman and historian of the French Revolution and Empire.
He was born at Boulogne-sur-Mer. After a career in t...
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Mont-Blanc (department)
Mont-Blanc was the name of a département of the First French Empire. It was named after Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe. It was formed in 1792, when the Savoy region, (part of the K...
Claude Basire
Claude Basire (1764 – 5 April 1794) was a French politician of the Revolutionary period.
Born in Dijon, he became a deputy for the Côte-d'Or in the Legislative Assembly, he made himself prom...
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