See also:born at Dax . He was an
See also:advocate when elected
See also:deputy to the
See also:Convention by the department of the
See also:Landes . He sat in the " Plain," i.e. in the party which had no opinion of its own, which always leaned to the stronger side . He voted for the
See also:death of
See also:Louis XVI., without
See also:appeal or delay, but played no noticeable
See also:part in the Convention . He was a member of the Council of the Five
See also:Hundred, over which he presided on the 18th of Fructidor in the
See also:year V . (see FRENCH REVOLUTION) . At the end of his
See also:term he became a
See also:judge of the peace, but after the
See also:parliamentary coup d'etat of the 3oth of Prairial of the year VIII. he was named a member of the executive
See also:Directory, thanks to the influence of Barras, who counted on using him as a passive instrument .
See also:Ducos accepted the coup d'etat of
See also:Bonaparte on the 18th of
See also:Brumaire, and was one of the three provisional consuls . He became
See also:president of the
See also:senate . The
See also:Empire heaped favours upon him, but in 1814 he abandoned
See also:Napoleon, and voted for his deposition . He sought to gain the favour of the
See also:government of the Restoration, but in 1816 was exiled in virtue of the
See also:law against the regicides . He died in
See also:March 1816 at
See also:Ulm, from a
See also:carriage accident .
In spite of hisabsolute lack of
See also:talent, he attained the highest of positions—an exceptional fact in the
See also:history of the French Revolution .
CHARLES PINOT DUCLOS (1704–1772)
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