Étienne Clavière

Birth: 1735

Death: 1793

Occupation: Financier; Politician

Minister of Finance during the Girondin ministry of May-June 1792, shortly before the fall of the monarchy. He was arrested during the purge of the Girondins from the National Convention on 2 June 1793 and remained in gaol for the rest of the year. He committed suicide on learning of his impending trial at the Paris Revolutionary Tribunal in December.





Appears in these Letters:


5 June: Reflections on Political Repression

The duchess explains how the balance of political power in the capital has recently shifted in a more radical direction, and considers the...

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