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Lady Gaga my ass... In the aftermath of the French Revolution ornate carriages reappeared on the streets of Paris the day after the execution (28 July 1794) of Maximilien Robespierre, which brought an end to the Reign of Terror and signalled the commencement of the Thermidorian Reaction.

Le Directoire - Le Conseil des 500. After the Thermidorian Reaction, an executive council known as the Directory assumed control of the French state in 1795. The rule of the Directory was characterized by suspended elections, debt repudiations, financial instability, persecutions against the Catholic clergy, and significant military conquests abroad.

Following the fall of the Robespierres in the July 1794 Thermidorian Reaction, Bonaparte was put under house arrest at Nice for his association with the brothers.[note 5] He was released within two weeks and due to his technical skills was asked to draw-up plans to attack Italian positions in the context of France's war with Austria. He also took part in an expedition to take back Corsica from the British, but the French were repulsed by the Royal Navy.

Anne Marie Louise de Domangeville, the comtesse de Pange; Anne Marie was among the men and women sentenced to die along with Madame Elisabeth on May 10th, 1794. At the time, Anne Marie believed that she may have been pregnant; Madame Elisabeth convinced Anne Marie to report this to the court, and she was granted a stay of execution. She was released from prison after the Thermidorian Reaction.[photo: Daderot]


Two muscadins, or Incroyables, in 1795, carrying their "constitutions". The term Muscadin, meaning "wearing musk perfume" came to refer mobs of young men, relatively well-off and dressed in a dandyish manner, who were the street fighters of the Thermidorian Reaction in Paris in the French Revolution.


Louis-Antoine-Léon de Saint-Just born August 25, 1767, Decize, France died July 28, 1794, Paris Main controversial ideologue of the French Revolution, one of the most zealous advocates of the Reign of Terror (1793–94), who was arrested and guillotined in the Thermidorian Reaction.