War of the First Coalition

The Directory
The Council of Five Hundred in Saint-Cloud, near Paris
1795 Nov 2

The Directory

St. Cloud, France

The Directory was the governing five-member committee in the French First Republic from 2 November 1795 until 9 November 1799, when it was overthrown by Napoleon Bonaparte in the Coup of 18 Brumaire and replaced by the Consulate.