Georges Danton

Georges Danton
Georges-Jacques Danton.jpg
According to a biographer, "Danton's height was colossal, his make athletic, his features strongly marked, coarse, and displeasing; his voice shook the domes of the halls".[1]
President of the Committee of Public Safety
Administrator of the Department of Paris
Member of the National Convention
Personal details
BornGeorges Jacques Danton
(1759-10-26)26 October 1759
Arcis-sur-Aube, France
Died5 April 1794(1794-04-05) (aged 34)
Paris, France
NationalityFrench
Political partyCordeliers Club
ProfessionLawyer and Politician
ReligionChristian
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Georges Jacques Danton (26 October 1759 – 5 April 1794) was a politician during the French Revolution. He was the first president of the committee of public safety. He started what is known today as the Reign of Terror. The Reign of Terror lasted from 1793 to 1794. During the Reign of Terror, Danton changed his mind: He said that continuing the Reign of Terror was a bad idea, but other people disagreed. Danton was charged with treason and executed on the guillotine.

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References

  1. The Monthly Review. Printed for R. Griffiths. 1814. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
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