Pierre-Gaspard Chaumette

Birth: 1763

Death: 1794

Occupation: Politician

A leader of the radical enrag├ęs faction within the Paris popular movement, Chaumette was a member of the insurrectionary Paris Commune during the Revolution of August 1792 that overthrew the monarchy. He was a leading advocate of the Terror and Dechristianization in Paris before himself being arrested and then guillotined in the early spring of 1794.





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5 June: Purge of the Girondins. Part 3

The political implications of the Purge of the Girondins began to be felt immediately, and the duchess emphasises the political importance of the...

Pierre Gaspard Chaumette

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