Georges Jacques Danton

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Georges Jacques Danton

Birthplace: Arcis-sur-Aube, Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Death: April 05, 1794 (34)
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France (Guillotiné)
Place of Burial: Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacques Danton and Marie Madeleine Camut
Husband of Antoinette Gabrielle Charpentier and Louise Gely
Father of François Danton; Antoine Danton and François Georges Danton
Brother of Anne Magdeleine Danton and Marie-Anne Collin

Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Georges Jacques Danton

Georges Jacques Danton (French: [%CA%92%C9%94%CA%81%CA%92 dɑ̃tɔ̃]; 26 October 1759 – 5 April 1794) was a leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution, in particular as the first president of the Committee of Public Safety. Danton's role in the onset of the Revolution has been disputed; many historians describe him as "the chief force in the overthrow of the French monarchy and the establishment of the First French Republic". A moderating influence on the Jacobins, he was guillotined by the advocates of revolutionary terror after accusations of venality and leniency toward the enemies of the Revolution.

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Georges Jacques Danton's Timeline

October 26, 1759
Arcis-sur-Aube, Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France
May 1788
June 18, 1790
February 2, 1792
April 5, 1794
Age 34
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Catacombes, Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France