Marquis de Sillery

Birth: 1737

Death: 1793

Occupation: Politician

A well-connected nobleman first elected to the Estates General and then to the National Convention (representing the Somme department). He was identified as part of the Girondin faction and tried and executed alongside Brissot in late October 1793. His wife was the writer Madame de Genlis.

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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...