Charles-Henri-Hector d' Estaing

Birth: 1729

Death: 1794

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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1792

25 May: Revolutionary France Faces Military Disaster

After much triumphalist rhetoric in Parisian political circles ahead of France's declaration of war against Austria on 20 April 1792, the harsh...