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Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Ribemont, Aisne, Picardy, France
Death: March 29, 1794 (50)
Bourg-la-Reine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Place of Burial: Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Antoine Jean Pierre de Caritat, marquis de Ribemont and Marie Madeleine Gaudry
Husband of Sophie Marie Louise de Grouchy
Father of Elisa de Condorcet

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About Nicolas de Condorcet

Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet (French: [maʁi ʒɑ̃n‿ɑ̃twan nikola də kaʁita kɔ̃dɔʁsɛ]; 17 September 1743 – 28 March 1794), known as Nicolas de Condorcet, was a French philosopher, mathematician, and early political scientist whose Condorcet method in voting tally selects the candidate who would beat each of the other candidates in a run-off election. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he advocated a liberal economy, free and equal public instruction, constitutionalism, and equal rights for women and people of all races. His ideas and writings were said to embody the ideals of the Age of Enlightenment and rationalism, and remain influential to this day. He died a mysterious death in prison after a period of flight from French Revolutionary authorities.

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Nicolas de Condorcet's Timeline

September 17, 1743
Ribemont, Aisne, Picardy, France
April 24, 1790
Age 46
March 29, 1794
Age 50
Bourg-la-Reine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France