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Jean-François Lefèvre La Barre, chevalier de

(1747—1766)


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(1747–66).

A young man who was beheaded and burnt on a charge of blasphemy and of mutilating a crucifix. Voltaire fought in vain for his rehabilitation, which was decreed by the Convention in 1793.

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