Louis-Pierre de Guéheunnec de Boishue

Birth: 1767

Death: 1789

The eldest son of Jean-Baptiste René de Guehenneuc, count de Boishue, Louis-Pierre's father had used his impeccable noble credentials to secure Louis-Pierre a prestigious position at court as a page to the king back in 1783. His subsequent violent demise back in Rennes occurred during two days of street-fighting, 26-27 January 1789. This came about as a result of existing social tensions between popular and more privileged sections of local society being stoked up to boiling point by a political dispute between noble and Third Estate representatives attending the provincial estates.

Appears in these Letters:


10 February: Pre-Revolutionary Violence

Although many of the Letters focus on Paris, they also show that the duchess made considerable efforts to stay informed about events elsewhere in the...