Intendant

Title

Intendant

Relation

https://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/1093/

Identifier

1093

Text

Chief local representative of the crown administering a généralité which was either a province or a part of a province. Beginning in the 1640s, they oversaw all aspects of royal authority. There were thirty-four in 1789, many of whom were active reformers. Their power was undermined in 1787, paving the way for the provincial unrest and uprisings of 1789.

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Citation

“Intendant,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed June 13, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/1093.