General Security, Committee of


General Security, Committee of

▪ French history
French  Comité De Sûreté Générale,  

      organ of the French Revolutionary government. It directed the political police and Revolutionary justice. Founded by the National Convention in 1792, the committee administered the Reign of Terror of 1793–94, along with the Committee of Public Safety. See also Revolutionary Tribunal.

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