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Charlotte Corday d'Armont

(1768—1793) French political assassin


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(1768–93)

French noblewoman, the murderess of Marat. After a lonely childhood in Normandy she began to attend the meetings of the Girondins, where she heard of Marat as a tyrant and conceived the idea of assassinating him. She arrived in Paris in 1793 and on 13 July murdered Marat in his bath. A plea of insanity was overruled and she was sentenced to death on the guillotine.

Subjects: Literature — World History.


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