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Napoleonic Timeline: 1799

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9 January 1799 – Creation of a camel regiment. –  11 January 1799 – Joachim Murat gets the order to take hold of a village and kill all the men that he will not be able to capture. –  15 January 1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte once again urges Poussielgue to find funds. –  18 January 1799 – He orders General Verdier to execute the Sheik of a village under the pretext of having hidden Mamelukes and canons.

10 February 1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte and 13,000 men leave Cairo for Syria. –  25 February 1799 – Entry in Gaza.

3 March 1799 – Arrival in front of Jaffa. –  7 March 1799 – Capture of Jaffa followed by two days of looting and massacres. Execution of the 4,000 men of the garrison. –  9 March 1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte writes to the sheiks of Jerusalem to ask them to choose between peace and war. –  11 March 1799 – Bonaparte's visit to the plague victims of Jaffa PICTURE. –  12 March 1799 – French Directory declares war to Austria. –  19 March 1799 – Beginning of the siege of Acre.

16 April 1799 – Battle of Mount Tabor, near the eponymous mountain PHOTO in Galilea, main battle exploit of the Egyptian campaign. –  21 April 1799 – Joséphine de Beauharnais acquires Malmaison PICTURE.

17 May 1799 – Lifting of the siege of Acre... –  24 May 1799 –. ..and return to Jaffa. –  26 May 1799 – Paul-François de Barras demands the return of Napoleon Bonaparte. –  27 May 1799 – Second visit to the plague victims. –  28 May 1799 – Bonaparte orders Jean-Baptiste Kléber to get the harvest burnt, the villages looted and the cattle requisitioned.

14 June 1799 – Return to Cairo. –  19 June 1799 – General Charles Dugua receives the order to shoot down all the Moghrebins, Mekkins, etc., who had held arms against the French.

20 July 1799 – Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord resigns. –  25 July 1799 – Battle of Abukir (or Aboukir).

17 August 1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte declares to the Divan of Cairo that he is leaving for a tour in the Delta. –  22 August 1799 – He informs General Menou that he is leaving that very night for France.

1st October 1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte lands in Ajaccio PHOTO, Corsica. –  6 October 1799 – He leaves Ajaccio. –  9 October 1799 – He lands in Saint-Raphaël. –  16 October 1799 – Arrival at Paris. –  17 October 1799 – Reception by the Directory. –  23 October 1799 – Meeting with Jean Victor Marie Moreau and Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès. Beginning of the preparations of the coup d'État. Lucien Bonaparte is elected to the presidency of the Council of Five Hundred.

1st November 1799 – Decisive interview with Sieyès, at Lucien's place. –  7 November 1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte has dinner with Talleyrand. –  8 November 1799 – Cambacérès has Bonaparte to dinner. –  9 November 1799 – Coup d'État of the 18 Brumaire. –  10 November 1799 – At Saint-Cloud, grenadiers under the command of Joachim Murat march into the Orangerie and disperse the Council of Five Hundred PICTURE. A group of members of the Council enacts that there is no Directory any longer. Sixty-one deputies of the Council deposed of their mandate. An executive Consular Commission, made up of Bonaparte, Sieyès and Roger-Ducos, is named. Bonaparte's proclamation to the country. –  11 November 1799 – First meeting of the three consuls. –  13 November 1799 – Repeal of the law allowing taking hostages among the family of emigrant and the erstwhile nobles. –  15 November 1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte settles in at the Palais du Petit Luxembourg. –  16 November 1799 – The Minister of the Police gets the play Les Mariniers de Saint-Cloud removed from the programme. –  19 November 1799 – The Minister of the Police decides that he will no longer tolerate anything in shows which could divide people's minds. –  20 November 1799 – The Treasury has only 167,000 Francs left in cash. –  22 November 1799 – Talleyrand becomes the Minister of External Affairs once again. –  28 November 1799 – Creation of the Consular guard. –  29 November 1799 – The deportation of sworn priests is cancelled.

1st December 1799 – Songs on the events related to the Brumaire and harmful with respect to the national representation are banned. –  2 December 1799 – A raid dispatches three hundred prostitute to the prison or the hospital. –  4 December 1799 – Pierre Daunou, a former moderate conventional, is given the charge of drawing up a draft constitution. –  5 December 1799 – Organization of a Tolerance festival in the former church Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois. –  12 December 1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte gets Daunou's draft constitution read to him, and gets it adopted immediately. –  14 December 1799 – Signing of an armistice with the Vendeens. –  15 December 1799 – The Constitution of the year VIII is proclaimed. –  18 December 1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte asks Talleyrand to impose tax on the dealers of Genoa. –  22 December 1799 – Installation of the Council of State. Sieyès receives a domain worth 480,000 Francs, by way of a national reward. –  24 December 1799 – Bonaparte becomes the first consul PICTURE. –  25 December 1799 – Bonaparte proclaims his intention of rendering the Republic "dear to its citizens, respectable to foreigners, formidable to enemies". –  27 December 1799 – Installation of the Senate. –  28 December 1799 – Amnesty is granted to the Vendeen insurgents who will surrender their arms within ten days. Opening of churches on Sundays is authorized. Oath is no longer demanded of clergymen. –  30 December 1799 – An order is given to render funeral honours to Pope Pius VI, who died four months earlier (August 29th, 1799) in Valence, Drôme.

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