Charlotte Corday

Charlotte Corday was a figure in the French Revolution, most famous for the murder of Jean-Paul Marat, a journalist in charge of most of the radical mindset of the Revolution. His newspaper, the L’Ami du peuple, was highly influential during the Reign of Terror. Charlotte went to Marat’s home on the 13th of July and stabbed him, while he was in his bath. At her trial, she said she carried out the assassination alone, stating “I killed one man to save 100,000”. She was sent to the guillotine 4 days after Marat’s death.

L’Assassinat de Marat

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