• I was born in Picardy, France, in 1760.
  • I became an advocate in the Paris Parlement in 1785, and four years later summoned the crowd outside the Palais Royal “to arms”.
  • After the storming of the Bastille, I began to publish the famous journal Révolutions de France et de Brabant, attacking the old regime.
  • I became a close associate of fellow revolutionary George Danton (1759-1794).
  • My support of Danton’s politics of clemency angered Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794) and led to my arrest and execution by guillotine in April 1794.

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