Cambon soon had reason to repent of that event, for he became one of those most violently attacked by the Thermidorian reaction.
The movement was successful; Robespierre and his friends were guillotined; and Tallien, as the leading Thermidorian, was elected to the Committee of Public Safety.
He showed himself a vigorous Thermidorian; he was instrumental in suppressing the Revolutionary Tribunal and the Jacobin Club; he attacked J.
In a like spirit of moderation he opposed the Thermidorian reaction, and defended Barere, Billaud-Varenne the Collot d'Herbois from the accusations launched against them on the 22nd of March 1795.
The course of events after the Thermidorian reaction of July 1 794 favoured his return to France.
Surprised and menaced by the Thermidorian reaction, he denounced its partisans to the Jacobin club.
The name Thermidorian (Thermidorien) was given to the authors of this revolution and to the supporters of the reactionary movement of which it was the signal.
During the Thermidorian reaction he was one of the first to be accused of complicity with the fallen leader, but was acquitted.
Commissioned, along with Barras in 1793, to establish the authority of the convention at Marseilles and Toulon, he distinguished himself in the atrocity of his reprisals, but both afterwards joined the Thermidoriens, and Freron became the leader of the jeunesse doree and of the Thermidorian reaction.