Abbé Royer

Birth: 1739

Death: 1794

Occupation: Priest; Politician

Royer worked in the Paris Parlement before being appointed a state councillor in early 1789. He was elected a deputy for the First Estate (clergy) in the Estates General. He was part of the duchess's small social circle in 1793 until his arrest on 5 December. It is unclear over how many years or decades this friendship had stretched by that point. He was tried and sentenced to death by the Paris Revolutionary Tribunal on 7 July 1794.

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Appears in these Letters:


6 November: The Terror Gathers Pace

The duchess describes the execution of Brissot and a group of his fellow Girondin deputies. She combines this with broader reflections on the...