Charles Éléanor Dufriche-Valazé

Birth: 1751

Death: 1793

Occupation: Politician

A deputy in the National Convention and a member of the Girondin faction. He was targeted in the purge of 2 June 1793 and subsequently tried alongside Brissot and twenty other deputies in October 1793. When the guilty verdict was read out in court, Dufriche-Valazé committed suicide by stabbing himself with a knife he had concealed on his person.

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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...