A deputy in the National Convention who was part of the majority there who had voted to execute the deposed king Louis XVI. Lepeletier was transformed into a martyr of the Revolution after his assassination by a royalist sympathiser, Philippe-Nicolas-Marie de Pâris, on 20 January 1793 - the eve of Louis being sent to the guillotine.
Appears in these Letters:
21 January: The Execution of Louis XVI
The deposed king's trial before the nation's elected representatives in the National Convention began on 11 December 1792. A guilty verdict was never...
Portrait by Jean-François Garneray