Occupation: Businessman; National Guard commander
A prominent member of the Paris National Guard, Santerre was one of the leaders of the attack on the Tuileries Palace during the insurrection of 10 August 1792 against the king. He attracted political suspicion in the Terror due to an unsuccessful stint in command of Republican forces fighting the Vendée rebellion. He was gaoled but survived, and he retired from political life thereafter.
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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...