Antoine Thibaudeau

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Thibaudeau, Antoine


Born Mar. 23, 1765, in Poitiers; died Mar. 8, 1854, in Paris. French political figure and lawyer.

Thibaudeau, who was elected to the Convention in 1791, sided with the moderate grouping the Mountain. After the Thermidorian coup of 1794, he became a leader of the Thermidorian Convention. From 1795 to 1798 he was a member of the Council of Five Hundred. After the coup d’état of 18 Brumaire (1799), which he had helped prepare, Thibaudeau became prefect of the department of Gironde and later a member of the Council of State and prefect of the department of Bouches-du-Rhône. He helped compile the Civil Code. In 1809, Thibaudeau was granted the title of count.

Thibaudeau was exiled from France in 1816 but returned after the Revolution of 1830. In 1852 he became a senator.


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The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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