Historical Who is Who

DANTON, Georges J

1759 - 1794
France
POLITICS

 

French revolutionary leader and powerful impromptu speaker who wrestled with the issue of how far to go with violence in the pursuit of social justice. He wasn't guillotined for killing the king, but for being squeamish about extending the scale of terror.

Life

https://www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/rschwart/hist255/kat_anna/danton.html

http://www.nndb.com/people/658/000092382

http://www.executedtoday.com/2008/04/05/1794-georges-danton-camille-desmoulins

Writings

Famous quotations http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/georges_jacques_danton.html

Dare, dare, dare again, always dare!

http://www.bartleby.com/268/7/20.html

To the Tribunals http://www.marxists.org/history/france/revolution/1792/to-tribunals.htm

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