Jacques de Flesselles

Birth: 1730

Death: 1789

Occupation: Provost of Merchants

Monsieur de Flesselles was made Provost of Merchants for the city of Paris in April 1789. Three months later he was shot dead and decapitated during the protests of 14 July 1789. The post of Provost of Merchants was replaced by a Revolutionary role—mayor of Paris—the very next day. The first person to hold that position was Jean-Sylvain Bailly.



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22 July: Revolutionary Paris in July 1789

The duchess reflects on events in the Revolution so far and the rising power of Paris's new municipal government. She castigates a...

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