Pierre-Louis Manuel

Birth: 1751

Death: 1793

Occupation: Politician

Manuel was an ally of P├ętion on the Paris Commune, and helped plan the insurrection of 10 August 1792 against the king. However, after election to the Convention his attitude towards Louis XVI appears to have softened considerably. He was eventually arrested and guillotined during the Terror for allegedly conspiring to save the king's life.

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1792

14 August: The August Revolution: The Fall of the Monarchy

The summer of 1792 was a perfect storm for the French monarchy, with rising demands for a Republic amid military defeats and the lasting resentment...

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