François Hanriot

Birth: 1759

Death: 1794

Occupation: National Guard commander

Prominent in Paris section politics, Hanriot was given provisional command of the Paris National Guard when the Paris Commune targeted the Girondin faction in the National Convention in late May-early June 1793. He remained loyal to Robespierre even after the latter's arrest on 27 July 1794, and was executed alongside him the following day.





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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