Prefect

Title

Prefect

Relation

https://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/1109/

Identifier

1109

Text

Representative of the central government in each department. Created by the law of 28 Pluviôse, Year VIII (17 February 1800), the prefects exercised nearly despotic power in almost every aspect of administration; as an institution, they remain in existence to this day.

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Citation

“Prefect,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 4, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/1063.