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Saint-Just Louis (Saint-Juste Louis)

( The activity of the French Revolution.)

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(1767-1794)
Born August 25, 1767 in Desize near Soissons. He actively participated in the revolutionary movement in his hometown. In 1791 published the book The Spirit of the French Revolution and the Constitution (Esprit de la Rvolution et de la Constitution de France), in which he expressed his desire to restore morality through reform of political institutions.
In September 1792 he was elected to the National Convention, November 13, made a speech in which he demanded the condemnation and execution of Louis XVI. May 30, 1793 Saint-Just became a member of the Committee of Public Safety, acted as his representative before by the Convention. Called counter-revolutionaries and mercilessly punish simply indifferent citizens. Ideas of Saint-Just about a republic of virtuous citizens have acquired new meaning after he called for the expropriation of assets of suspicious persons.

In October, 1793 - June 1794 Saint-Just, inspected the army in Alsace and on the Belgian front. Upon his return to Paris headed by the police bureau of the Committee of Public Safety, is responsible for an even greater tightening of the regime of terror. When the Committee began to disintegrate, Saint-Just supported Robespierre. Saint-Just was guillotined in Paris on 28 July 1794.


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