Charles-Henri-Hector d' Estaing
Occupation: General; Admiral
An experienced military figure by 1789, d'Estaing supported the early stages of the Revolution while remaining loyal to the monarchy. After a trial at the Paris Revolutionary Tribunal he was sent to the guillotine on 28 April 1794.
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After much triumphalist rhetoric in Parisian political circles ahead of France's declaration of war against Austria on 20 April 1792, the harsh...
Portrait by Jean-Baptiste Le Brun, 1769