France: Provisional Government: 1814

Membres du Gouvernement provisoire [1]
1 Apr 1814 - 14 Apr 1814 Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, prince de Bénévent
1 Apr 1814 - 14 Apr 1814 Pierre Riel, comte de Beurnonville
1 Apr 1814 - 14 Apr 1814 Arnail-François, comte de Jaucourt
1 Apr 1814 - 14 Apr 1814 Emèrick-Joseph-Wolfgang-Héribert, duc de Dalberg
1 Apr 1814 - 14 Apr 1814 François-Xavier-Marc-Antoine de Montesquiou-Fezensac
History:

The declaration of the Allied Powers (31 Mar 1814), whose troops entered Paris, appealed to the Sénat conservateur to create a provisional government for the purpose of transition of authority from Napoléon Ier to the Bourbons. As a response, the Sénat resolved (1 Apr 1814) to appoint the Gouvernement provisoire (Provisional Government), consisting of five members. The government appointed commissioners (3 Apr 1814) to carry out the work of the ministries, published a declaration to the French people (4 Apr 1814), proclaiming the deposition of Napoléon, and drafted a constitution for the restoration of the Bourbons. Prior to arrival of Louis XVIII to Paris, the Sénat entrusted the government to Charles-Philippe de France comte d'Artois (14 Apr 1814), terminating the term of the Gouvernement provisoire. Information source: [2]


[1] Prince de Bénévent is commonly referred to as president of the provisional government in secondary sources.
[2] "Histoire parlementaire de la Révolution française, ou Journal des assemblées nationales, depuis 1789 jusqu'en 1815", ed. by P.-J.-B. Buchez et P.-C. Roux (Paris: Paulin, 1838), vol. 39, p. 498ff.
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