Camille Desmoulins


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Lucie Simplice Camille Benoît Desmoulins 2 March 1760 – 5 April 1794) was a journalist and politician who played an important role in the French Revolution. He was a childhood friend of Maximilien Robespierre and a close friend and political ally of Georges Danton, who were influential figures in the French Revolution. Danton was his ally and, in the end, the Committee of Public Safety sentenced ... more »

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  • ''Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.''
    Camille Desmoulins (1760-1794), French journalist, revolutionary leader. Speech, July 14, 1789, to a crowd outside Palais Royal, Paris. Recalled by De...
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