Ministers of the French National Convention

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Ministers of the French National Convention
 France
cabinet of France
Panthéon autel Convention nationale 1.JPG
Autel de la Convention nationale by François-Léon Sicard (1913)
Date formed 10 August 1792
Date dissolved 1 April 1794
People and organisations
Head of state President of the National Convention
Head of government National Convention (collective)
No. of ministers 6
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
11
Total no. of ministers 17
Member party Maraisard
Montagnard
Girondin (1792–93)
Status in legislature National Convention
Opposition party Unopposed
Opposition leader N/A
History
Election(s) 1792
Legislature term(s) 7 September 1792 – 12 October 1795
Predecessor Constitutional government of Louis XVI
Successor Commissioners of the Committee of Public Safety

The ministers of the French National Convention were appointed on 10 August 1792 after the French Legislative Assembly suspended King Louis XVI and revoked the ministers that he had named.[1]

On 12 Germinal year II (1 April 1794) Lazare Carnot proposed to suppress the executive council and the six ministers, replacing the ministers with twelve Committees reporting to the Committee of Public Safety. The proposal was unanimously adopted by the National Convention.[2]

Ministers[edit]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Head of Government   National Convention 10 August 1792 1 April 1794 Independent
Minister of Finances   Étienne Clavière[4] 10 August 1792 13 June 1793 Girondin
  Louis Destournelles[3] 13 June 1793 1 April 1794 Montagnard
Minister of Foreign Affairs   Pierre Lebrun-Tondu[4] 10 August 1792 21 June 1793 Girondin
  François Chemin Deforgues[3] 21 June 1793 1 April 1794 Montagnard
Minister of War   Joseph Servan de Gerbey[4] 10 August 1792 3 October 1792 Girondin
  Jean-Nicolas Pache[3] 3 October 1792 4 February 1793 Montagnard
  Pierre Riel de Beurnonville[3] 4 February 1793 4 April 1793 Independent
  Jean Baptiste Bouchotte[3] 4 April 1793 1 April 1794 Montagnard
Minister of the Interior   Jean-Marie Roland, vicomte de la Platière[4] 10 August 1792 14 March 1793 Girondin
  Dominique Joseph Garat[3] 14 March 1793 20 August 1793 Girondin
  Jules-François Paré[3] 20 August 1793 1 April 1794 Marais
Minister of Justice   Georges Danton[4] 10 August 1792 10 October 1792 Montagnard
  Dominique Joseph Garat[3] 10 October 1792 20 March 1793 Girondin
  Louis-Jérôme Gohier[3] 20 March 1793 1 April 1794 Marais
Minister of the Navy and Colonies   Gaspard Monge[4] 10 August 1792 10 April 1793 Montagnard
  Jean Dalbarade[3] 10 April 1793 1 April 1794 Independent

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ Muel 1891, p. 25.
  2. ^ Muel 1891, p. 41-42.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Muel 1891, p. 33.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Muel 1891, p. 28.

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