Fête de l' Être Suprême

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Festival stage‐managed by David and held at Robespierre's instigation at the Tuileries on 20 Prairial (8 June) 1794. It was meant to inaugurate a deistic cult complete with an ‘Hymne à l'Être Suprême’, but caused considerable mockery and disaffection.


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