Philippe-Nicolas-Marie de Pâris

Birth: 1763

Death: 1793

Occupation: Royal bodyguard

Pâris was a royalist who had previously served Louis XVI as a member of the king's bodyguard. After assassinating deputy Michel Lepeletier on the eve of Louis XVI's execution, Pâris escaped to Normandy but killed himself soon after to avoid capture.

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