Occupation: Journalist; Politician
Famous for his radical newspaper Le Père Duchesne, Hébert was targeted by the Girondin-dominated Commission of Twelve as part of a broader political battle in the spring of 1793 over the power Parisian radicals exerted over national government. Hébert emerged on the winning side at that point, but by the winter of 1793/4 his and his supporters' extreme views were generating considerable opposition in government. He was eventually arrested, tried and guillotined in March 1794.
Appears in these Letters:
The duchess explains how the balance of political power in the capital has recently shifted in a more radical direction, and considers the...