National Convention

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National Convention

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a convention held every four years by each major US political party to choose its presidential candidate
2. (Historical Terms) French history the longest-lasting of the revolutionary assemblies, lasting from Sept 1792 to Oct 1795, when it was replaced by the Directory
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The first two donations were collected to help with the expenses of the war against the French Convention [1793-1795] and the naval wars against England [1799-1802].
Representing the French school is another newcomer, New York-based Grassi Studio, which displays Louis Gauffier's portrait of Fernando Nerli of around 1799, while Galerie Eric Coatalem presents Adelaide Labille-Guiard's Portrait of a member of the French convention.
1793: King Louis XVI was tried by the French Convention.
The French Convention in 1792 decreed that "it will accord fraternity and assistance to all peoples who shall wish to recover their liberty.