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Napoleonic Timeline: 1802

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Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802
Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802
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4 janvier 1802 " >4 January – One can read a report from the police headquarters: We secretly debit today that the First Consul having asked the Minister of the Treasury four million for the trip to Lyon, the latter replied that it was not possible to give, that extra 1,600,000 francs sufficed to Louis XIV for such a journey; he soon felt the impropriety of his process, and sent his resignation to the government, which has refused. – 8 janvier 1802" >8 January – Departure from Napoleon Bonaparte to Lyons. There should chair the Consulta of the Italian Republic. – 26 janvier 1802 " >26 January – Election of Bonaparte as President of the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana). – 31 janvier 1802 " >31 January – Back to Paris.

6 février 1802 " >6 February – The General Leclerc arrives in Saint-Domingue with orders to suppress the revolt of Toussaint Louverture. – 20 février 1802" >20 February – Following reports of police headquarters: The city is now full of masks is particularly in the Rue St. Honoré and those adjacent they are doing in droves. It engages the year at this kind of entertainment with a kind of frenzy. – 24 février 1802 " >24 February – Today looks like a holiday, we usually deal with pleasure. – 25 février 1802" >25 February – In the midst of pleasures more noisy, peace has continued to reign yesterday in Paris and the suburbs. – 28 février 1802 " >28 February – The masquerade has continued to roam the streets, squares, docks and bridges, until nightfall ... The pleasures have not been quieter in the suburbs than within the city. The working class gives himself completely...

1er mars 1802 " >1st March – Following reports of police headquarters: The day passed as the previous pleasure in feasting and dancing ... it is impossible to describe how far we pushed the year madness masquerades and disguises. – 8 mars 1802" >8 March – The Directorate General of Public Instruction replaces the Service of Science and Arts. – 17 mars 1802" >17 March – Eleven archbishops and bishops are removed from the list of émigrés by order of the First Consul. – 18 mars 1802 " >18 March – Two hundred and forty members of the Legislature and eighty members of the Tribunes are deprived Senatus consultum the right to stand for election. Among them are major opposition leaders: Pierre Daunou, Maximin Isnard, Benjamin Constant. – 19 mars 1802" >19 March – Napoleon Bonaparte visits the National Library, located at the Louvre. He was particularly attached, says the Gazette de France, to examine the medals, including those of Alexander and Caesar set appeared more special attention. He also looked forward to the arms of Henri IV, which he wielded the sword, he even measured. – 24 mars 1802 " >24 March – Establishment of a committee responsible for drafting the Code of Civil Procedure. – 25 mars 1802 " >25 March – Peace is signed in Amiens with England. – 27 mars 1802" >27 March – Bonaparte shows for the first time in civilian clothes. He wears the dress of embroidered state councilors, with white stockings and shoes with buckles.

4 avril 1802 " >4 April – The legislative body listens to a speech by Jean-Etienne Portalis. This tends to prove that religion adopted and recognized by the State is necessary and that the Catholic religion in this regard deserves preference. – 7 avril 1802 " >7 April – The Tribunes adopt the Concordat by a majority of 78 votes against 7. – 8 avril 1802 " >8 April – The Concordat is adopted by the legislative body by 228 votes against 21. It will come into effect by Act of 18 Germinal, year X. – 9 avril 1802 " >9 April – Cardinal Giovanni Battista Caprara, papal legate, is received by the First Consul. 15 000 francs are allocated to each newly appointed archbishop for expenses. Bishops receive 10 000 francs only.

10 avril 1802" >10 April – Monseigneur Jean-Baptiste de Belloy, 92 years old, is installed at Notre-Dame as archbishop of Paris. – 11 avril 1802 " >11 April – A special council chaired by First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte meets at Malmaison to prepare an act of amnesty for immigrants. – 14 avril 1802 " >14 April – François-René de Chateaubriand publishes The Spirit of Christianity and dedicates it to the First Consul. – 18 avril 1802" >18 April – Easter Sunday. The consuls attend the celebration of the first religious holiday of the Consulate, at Notre-Dame-de-Paris. Official proclamation of the Concordat throughout France. – 20 avril 1802" >20 April – Bonaparte orders the conversion of his bathroom into a chapel, putting over the ice table, or a tapestry. – 26 avril 1802" >26 April – Amnesty is granted by Senatus consultum to any individual not yet removed from the list of emigrants who returns to France later than 23 September 1802 and who is willing to swear the new government.

1er mai 1802 " >1st May – A law establishes the system of public education. – 4 mai 1802 " >4 May – Declaration of Napoleon Bonaparte to the Council of State: Never has the military government will take in France, unless the nation is stupefied by fifty years of ignorance ... It is not as general as I govern, but because the nation believes that I have the qualities unique to civilian government. – 6 mai 1802 " >6 May – The Tribunes proposes that is given to General Bonaparte, First Consul, a striking pledge of national recognition. – 7 mai 1802 " >7 May – General Delmas, Colonel Fournier and squadron leader Donnadieu stopped. They are accused of preparing the assassination of Bonaparte. – 8 mai 1802 " >8 May – Senator Augustin de Lespinasse proposes to appoint Bonaparte consul for life. A Senatus consultum declaring elected First Consul "for ten Years immediately following ten years for which he was named" brings together 61 votes against 2.

9 mai 1802" >9 May – Napoleon Bonaparte says in a message of thanks sent to the Senate: The vote of the people invested me the highest office. I do not think myself sure of his confidence, if the act is not sanctioned by a vote. – 10 mai 1802 " >10 May – A consular decree announces the holding of a plebiscite. The question: Will Napoleon Bonaparte be consul for life?. – 14 mai 1802 " >14 May – Amnesty is granted for crimes of desertion committed on French territory by noncommissioned officers and soldiers of the French troops. – 18 mai 1802 " >18 May – A law provides for the levying of sixty thousand conscripts. – 19 mai 1802" >19 May – The Legion of Honor is established by a law which collects 166 votes against 110. – 20 mai 1802" >20 May – The slave trade is reestablished by law and upheld slavery in French colonies in accordance with laws and regulations prior to 1789. – 28 mai 1802 " >28 May – The Prefect of Police informs Bonaparte a conspiracy has been organized against him by Bernadotte. – 30 mai 1802 " >30 May – Circular of the Minister of Police to the prefects of departments: I think, citizen Prefect, it's my duty to warn you against all rumors with which it seeks to disturb and make fools in departments. Paris is quiet and can not be shaken;, no conspiracy has threatened days of the First Consul; he can have nothing to fear except excessive work and sleepless nights which he dedicates to interests of the Republic.

7 juin 1802 " >7 June – In Santo Domingo, Toussaint Louverture is arrested. – 24 juin 1802 " >24 June – In Rennes, General Simon, Chief of Staff of Bernadotte at the army of the West, is arrested with some of his officers. They are accused of plotting to raise arms against the tyrant Bonaparte.

2 juillet 1802 " >2nd July – The construction of the Quai d'Orsay is decided by consular decree. – 8 juillet 1802 " >8 July – In accordance with Article 16 of the Concordat, the Pope appoints five French cardinals. Among them, Monsignor Joseph Fesch, Napoleon's uncle. – 14 juillet 1802 " >14 July – Proclamation of the First Consul to the French people: After thirteen years of work, the 14th of July is more precious for you, more majestic for posterity. You have overcome all obstacles, and your destiny is fulfilled.

27 juillet 1802" >27 July – Napoleon Bonaparte to the Dey of Algiers: If you do not suppress the license of your ministers who dare insult my agents, and of your ships who dare insult my flag, I'll land 80 000 men on your side and I'll destroy your regency.

2 août 1802 " >2nd August – Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed First Consul for life by the Senate. – 4 août 1802 " >4 August – The Constitution of year VIII is overhauled by Senatus consultum. The prefects are invited by a ministerial circular to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the First Consul. – 15 août 1802 " >15 August – The First Consul's birthday is celebrated with great pomp. – 20 août 1802 " >20 August – On the occasion of a representation of Andromaque by Jean Racine, the First Consul, accompanied by Madame Bonaparte, takes possession of the box specially fixed up for him at the French Theater. – 21 août 1802" >21 August – Bonaparte chairs the Senate for the first time. – 27 août 1802 " >27 August – Incorporation of the island of Elba into France. – 31 août 1802" >31 August – The Dey of Algiers accepts Bonaparte's claims.

11 septembre 1802 " >11 September – Piedmont is united to France by Senatus consultum. – 13 septembre 1802" >13 September – At Saint-Domingue, uprising of black slaves. – 15 septembre 1802 " >15 September – Removing of Joseph Fouché's Department of General Police. – 20 septembre 1802 " >20 September – Installation of Napoleon Bonaparte at the palace of Saint-Cloud. – 20 septembre 1802 " >22 September – Bonaparte visits the Exhibition of National Industry in the Louvre and the Salon of Painting and Sculpture. – 20 septembre 1802 " >30 September – First Consul requires Swiss cantons to accept his mediation about conflict between the Federalists and the Unitarians.

4 octobre 1802 " >4 October – The National Guard, "daughter" of the French Revolution, becomes Municipal Guard.

19 novembre 1802 " >19 November – The Directorate General of Museums is created. – 22 novembre 1802" >22 November – Four "ladies" (Mesdames de Luçay, de Talhouët, de Lauriston et de Rémusatt) are designated for service with Josephine.

5 décembre 1802 " >5 December – The British ambassador presents his credentials to the First Consul in solemn audience. For this occasion Napoleon Bonaparte features, at the hilt of his sword, a diamond known as The Regent. – 7 décembre 1802 " >7 December – Employees of direct contributions receive an uniform and a sword. – 10 décembre 1802 " >10 December – A decree provides that Latin and Mathematics are the main lessons taught in high schools. – 23 décembre 1802 " >23 December – Magistracy find back its former costume. – 24 décembre 1802" >24 December – Solemn installation of the first President of the Court, Jean-Mathieu Seguier. He is a returned emigrant after Brumaire, the son of a famous Attorney General of the former regime. – 27 décembre 1802" >27 December – Installation of Chief of Justice Claude-Ambroise Régnier, preceded by a mass celebrated in the great hall of the Law Courts by the Archbishop of Paris.

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