A leader of the radical enragés 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.
Appears in these Letters:
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