1. Joseph Fouché (1759–1820), a Girondin. He was an organizer of the movement for dechristianization and opposition to the noblesse.
2. The Revolution had produced a new calendar, with the names of months reflecting the climatic conditions and the months divided into three décades, periods of ten days.
3. The thermidor reaction of 27 and 28 July 1794 resulted in the fall of the Jacobins, victory for the Centre, and an end to the Terror.
4. The Conseil des cinq-cents, the legislative assembly established by the constitution of year III (1795).
5. A colloquial expression meaning ‘I’m no fool’.
6. He was losing his sight.
7. One of d’Estutt’s aims was to create a scientific language in the interests of providing clarity in scientific research.