Jacques-Louis David
Jacques-Louis David French Artist 1748 - 1825 0:30 The Oath of the Horatii 0:55 Portrait of Henriette de Verninac 1:05 Portrait of a Young Woman in a Turban ...
Battle of Fleurus (1794)
4°32′E / 50.483°N 4.533°E / 50.483; 4.533 The Battle of Fleurus, on 26 June 1794, was a major engagement between the army of the First French Republic, under General Jean-Bapt...
Martial Joseph Armand Herman
Martial Joseph Armand Herman (29 August 1749, Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise – 7 May 1795, Paris) (guillotined), was a politician of the French Revolution, and temporary French Foreign Minister.
He was a ...
Philippe-François-Joseph Le Bas
Philippe-François-Joseph Le Bas (4 November 1762, Frévent, Pas-de-Calais - 28 July 1794, Paris) was a French revolutionary.
The son of a notary, intendant to the prince de Rache, avocat to the par...
Antoine Christophe Saliceti
Antoine Christophe Saliceti (baptised in the name of Antonio Cristoforo Saliceti: Antoniu Cristufaru Saliceti in Corsican; 26 August 1757 – 23 December 1809) was a French politician and diplomat...
Marc-Guillaume Alexis Vadier
Marc-Guillaume Alexis Vadier (17 July 1736 – 14 December 1828) was a French politician of the French Revolution.
Son of a wealthy family in Pamiers, Ariège, he served in the army of the king...
Joachim Vilate
Joachim Vilate (9 October 1767 – May 7, 1795) was a French priest and French revolutionary figure; an agent of the Committee of Public Safety and member of the jury of the Revolutionary Tribunal. He w...
Bertrand Barère
Bertrand Barère de Vieuzac (10 September 1755 – 13 January 1841) was a French politician, freemason, journalist, and one of the most notorious members of the National Convention during the French Revo...
Jacques Nicolas Billaud-Varenne
Jacques Nicolas Billaud-Varenne (23 April 1756 – 3 June 1819), also known as Jean Nicolas, was a French personality of the Revolutionary period. Though not one of the most well known figures of the Fr...
Léopold Renaudin
Léopold Renaudin (11 March 1749 – 7 May 1795) was a French revolutionary sworn to the Revolutionary Tribunal.
Renaudin was born in in Saint-Remy in the Vosges, the son of Gaspard Renaudin, ...
Claude-Louis Châtelet
Claude-Louis Châtelet, a French painter, was born in Paris in 1753. He produced Swiss views, sea-pieces, and pastoral scenes in the style of Vernet. Examples of his work are in the Orléans Museum, the...
Pierre Louis Prieur
Pierre Louis Prieur (Prieur de la Marne) (1 August 1756 – 31 May 1827) was a French lawyer elected to the Estates-General of 1789. During the French Revolution he served as a deputy to the Natio...
Georges Couthon
Georges Auguste Couthon (22 December 1755 – 28 July 1794) was a French politician, freemason and lawyer known for his service as a deputy on the Legislative Assembly during the French Revolution. Cout...
Louis-Marie Stanislas Fréron
Louis-Marie Stanislas Fréron (17 August 1754 – 15 July 1802) was a French politician, journalist, representative to the National Assembly, and a representative on mission during the French Revolution....
Claude Antoine, comte Prieur-Duvernois
Claude Antoine, comte Prieur-Duvernois, commonly known as Prieur de la Côte-d'Or after his native département, to distinguish him from Pierre Louis Prieur (2 December 1763 – 11 August 1832), was...
Jacques-Louis David
Jacques-Louis David (/ʒɑːkˈlwi ˈdɑːviːd/; [ʒak lwi david]; 30 August 1748 – 29 December 1825) was an influential French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the preeminent painter of th...
Joseph Fouché
Joseph Fouché, 1st Duc d'Otrante (21 May 1759 Le Pellerin, near Nantes, France – 25 December 1820 Trieste, then part of the Austrian Empire, now Italy) was a French statesman and Minister of Police un...
Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville
Antoine Quentin Fouquier de Tinville (1746 – 7 May 1795) was a French prosecutor during the Revolution and Reign of Terror periods.
Born in Herouël, a village in the département of the Aisne, he w...
Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre ([mak.si.mi.ljɛ̃ fʁɑ̃.swa ma.ʁi i.zi.dɔʁ də ʁɔ.bɛs.pjɛʁ]; 6 May 1758 – 28 July 1794) was a French lawyer and politician, and one of the best-known and ...
Jean-Pierre-André Amar
Jean-Pierre-André Amar or Jean-Baptiste-André Amar (May 11, 1755 – December 21, 1816) was a French political figure of the Revolution and Freemason.
Born in a rich family of cloth merchants in Gre...
Reign of Terror
The Reign of Terror (5 September 1793 – 28 July 1794), also known as The Terror (French: la Terreur), was a period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution, incited by co...
Jean-Paul Marat
Jean-Paul Marat ([ʒɑ̃pɔl maʁa]; 24 May 1743 – 13 July 1793) was a physician, political theorist and scientist best known for his career in France as a radical journalist and politician during the...
Jean-Lambert Tallien
Jean-Lambert Tallien (1767 – 16 November 1820), was a French political figure of the revolutionary period.
He was the son of the maître d'hôtel of the Marquis de Bercy, and was born in Paris...
Louis Antoine de Saint-Just
Louis Antoine Léon de Saint-Just ([sɛ̃ʒyst]; 25 August 1767 – 28 July 1794), usually known as Saint-Just, was a military and political leader during the French Revolution. The youngest of the deputies...
André Antoine Bernard
André Antoine Bernard (21 June 1751 – 19 October 1818) called Bernard de Saintes, was a French lawyer and revolutionary, one of the Jacobins responsible for the Reign of Terror in the French Rev...
Georges Danton
Georges Jacques Danton ([ʒɔʁʒ dɑ̃tɔ̃]; 26 October 1759 – 5 April 1794) was a leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution and the first President of the Committee of Public Safety. Dant...
Fouché d'Otrante
.Duke of Otranto (French: Duc d'Otrante) is a hereditary title in the Nobility of the First French Empire which was bestowed in 1808 by Napoleon I upon the statesman and Minister of Police Joseph ...
Thermidorian Reaction
The Thermidorian Reaction was a revolt within the French Revolution against the leadership of the Jacobin Club over the Committee of Public Safety. It was triggered by a vote of the National Conventio...