From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Executive Directory was a body of five Directors that held executive power in France following the Convention and preceding the Consulate. The period of this regime (2 November 1795 until 10 November 1799), commonly known as the Directory (or Directoire) era, constitutes the second to last stage of the French Revolution.
The directory system of government was also used in several French-dominated regions of Italy; see Directory (political).
- Timeline of the French Revolution
- Directoire fashion
- Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, a similar institution of the period