Fructidor

Fructidor

[fryk-tee-dawr]
Fructidor, 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.
Fructidor was the twelfth month in the French Republican Calendar. The month was named after the Latin word fructus, which means fruit.

Fructidor was the third month of the summer quarter (mois d'été). It started August 18 or August 19. It ended September 16 or September 17. It follows the Thermidor and precedes the Sansculottides.

Day Name Table

Like all FRC months Fructidor lasted 30 days and was divided into three 10-day weeks called décades (decades). Every day had the name of an agricultural plant, except the 5th (Quintidi) and 10th day (Decadi) of every decade, which had the name of a domestic animal (Quintidi) or an agricultural tool (Decadi).

  1re Décade 2e Décade 3e Décade
Primidi 1. Prune (Plum) 11. Pastèque (Watermelon) 21. Eglantier (Dog Rose)
Duodi 2. Millet (Millet) 12. Fenouil (Fennel) 22. Noisette (Hazelnut)
Tridi 3. Licoperde (Puffball) 13. Epine vinette (Barberry) 23. Houblon (Hops)
Quartidi 4. Escourgeon (Barleygrass) 14. Noix (Walnut) 24. Sorgho (Sorghum)
Quintidi 5. Saumon (Salmon) 15. Truite (Trout) 25. Écrevisse (Crab)
Sextidi 6. Tubéreuse (Tuberose) 16. Citron (Lemon) 26. Bigarade (Bitterorange)
Septidi 7. Sucrion (Barleygrass) 17. Cardière (Teasel) 27. Verge d'or (Golden Rod)
Octidi 8. Apocyn (Dogbane) 18. Nerprun (Buckthorn) 28. Maïs (Corn)
Nonidi 9. Réglisse (Licorice) 19. Tagette (African Marigold) 29. Marron (Horse Chestnut)
Decadi 10. Échelle (Ladder) 20. Hotte (Sack) 30. Panier (Basket)

Conversion Table

Table for conversion between Republican and Gregorian Calendar
for the month "Fructidor"
I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
August 1793 1794 1795 1796 1797 1798 1799 September
VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
August 1800 1801 1802 1803 1804 1805 September

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