Pierre-Henri-Hélène-Marie Lebrun-Tondu

Birth: 1754

Death: 1793

Occupation: Journalist; Politician

Lebrun served briefly as an interim Minister of War from late 1792 to early 1793. Earlier in the Revolutionary period he had been based in Liège, but he moved back to France and rose to prominence in Paris through his journalistic activities. He was part of the Girondin faction in the National Convention and was one of the victims of the purge of 2 June 1793. He escaped from prison in the autumn of 1793 but was eventually recaptured and executed in December.

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1793

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...