DON Pierre (Daunou Pierre)( was a noticeable figure at the time of the Directory)
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Biography DON Pierre (Daunou Pierre)
Don, Pierre - Daunou, Pierre (1761-1840) - has been a notable figure in the time of the Directory (1795-1799 gg.). One of the main authors of the Constitution, Year III, which together with the rights and duties for the first time declared a national. Then engaged in the creation of new government structures, educational system, and consideration of the need to move to metric measures. Talleyrand was nominated for the post of Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but declined the position. In 1798 he was Chairman of the Council of Five Hundred. During the 18 Brumaire coup, was against Napoleon and refused to open to it, the post of third consul. Was declared a personal enemy of the Jacobins and Bonaparte. Nevertheless, he was elected chairman Tribunate during the Consulate, who stayed until the proclamation of the Empire in 1804. Then engaged in the creation and development of service the state archives.