What was the Coup of 18 Brumaire (1799)?

Introduction The Coup of 18 Brumaire brought General Napoleon Bonaparte to power as First Consul of France and in the view of most historians ended the French Revolution. This bloodless coup d’état overthrew the Directory, replacing it with the French Consulate. This occurred on 09 November 1799, which was 18 Brumaire, Year VIII under the… Read More