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22 August 1795
The new French constitution created a legislature with two chambers; a five-man Directory held executive power.
4 September 1797
Deputies of the French Directory purged the Legislature of conservatives.
14 December 1797
The French Directory announced its repudiation of yet more of the public debt.
11 May 1798
The French Directory conducted a second purge of the Legislature and other public institutions.
18 June 1799
The French Legislative Assembly staged a coup d'état against the Directory , and excluded particular Directors from office.
9-10 November 1799
Napoleon Bonaparte seized power in France, overturning the Directory in a coup d'état.