Batavian Republic


Batavian Republic

geographical name

Definition of BATAVIAN REPUBLIC

the Netherlands under the French (1795–1806)

Batavian Republic

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Republic of the Netherlands after it was conquered by France in 1795. Its government, set up in 1798, was bound to France by alliance. In 1805 Napoleon renamed it the Batavian Commonwealth and placed executive power in the hands of a dictator. In 1806 it was replaced by the Kingdom of Holland under the rule of Louis Bonaparte; it was incorporated into the French empire in 1810.

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