Law of 22 Floréal Year VI

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The Law of 22 Floréal Year VI (loi du 22 floréal an VI) was a law—arguably constituting a bloodless coup—passed on 11 May 1798 (22 Floréal Year VI by the French Republican Calendar) by which 106 left-wing deputies were deprived of their seats in the Council of Five Hundred, the lower house of the legislature under the French Directory.[1]


  1. ^ Lefebvre, Georges (1964). The French Revolution, Volume II From 1793–1799. New York: Columbia University Press. p. 208. ISBN 0-231-02519-X.