Fructidor frŭk´tĭdôr, Fr. früktēdôr´ [key], 12th month of the French Revolutionary calendar. The coup of 18 Fructidor (Sept. 4, 1797), in which General Augereau was a key figure, annulled the previous elections and removed Lazare Carnot and François de Barthélemy from the Directory. The coup was directed against those who wished to restore a constitutional monarchy.
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