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Honoré Gabriel de Riquetti de Mirabeau, comte de Mirabeau

Also Known As: "de Riqueti"
Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Le Bignon-Mirabeau, 45210, Loiret, FRANCE
Death: April 2, 1791 (42)
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Gabriel Victor de Riquetti de Mirabeau; Victor Riqueti, Marquis de Mirabeau; Marie Genevieve de Vassan and Marie Geneviève de Vassan
Husband of Marie-Marquerite-Emilie comte de Mirabeau
Ex-husband of Emilie de Covet-Mirabeau
Partner of Henriette Amelie van Haren de Nehra
Father of Victor Gabriel Emmanuel de Riquetti de Mirabeau
Brother of Boniface de Mirabeau; Louise de Riquetti de Mirabeau and André Boniface Louis Riquetti, vicomte de Mirabeau

Occupation: Comte de Mirabeau
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About Mirabeau

Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, plus communément appelé Mirabeau, né le 9 mars 1749 au Bignon-Mirabeau, mort le 2 avril 1791 à Paris, fut simultanément ou successivement un révolutionnaire français, ainsi qu’un écrivain, diplomate, franc-maçon, journaliste et homme politique français. Surnommé « l'Orateur du peuple » et « la Torche de Provence », il reste le premier symbole de l’éloquence parlementaire en France.,_comte_de_Mirabeau

Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Count of Mirabeau (9 March 1749 – 2 April 1791) was a leader of the early stages of the French revolution. A noble, he was involved before 1789 in numerous scandals that left his reputation in ruins. However, during the early years (1789–91) of the French Revolution he rose to the top and became a voice of the people. A successful orator, he was the leader of the moderate position, favoring a constitutional monarchy built on the model of Great Britain. When he died (of natural causes) he was a great national hero, even though support for his moderate position was slipping away. The later discovery that starting in 1790 he was in the pay of the king and the Austrian enemies of France caused his disgrace. Historians are deeply split on whether he was a great leader who almost saved the nation from the Terror, or a venal demagogue lacking political or moral values, or a traitor in the pay of the enemy.

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Mirabeau's Timeline

March 9, 1749
Le Bignon-Mirabeau, 45210, Loiret, FRANCE
April 16, 1749
Le Bignon-Mirabeau, 45210, Loiret, FRANCE
October 8, 1773
Age 24
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
April 2, 1791
Age 42
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France