Charlotte Corday, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Charlotte Corday

figure of the French Revolution

Date of Birth: 27-Jul-1768

Place of Birth: Ligneries, Normandy, France

Date of Death: 17-Jul-1793

Profession: writer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Charlotte Corday

  • Marie-Anne Charlotte de Corday d'Armont (27 July 1768 – 17 July 1793), known as Charlotte Corday (French: [k??d?]), was a figure of the French Revolution.
  • In 1793, she was executed by guillotine for the assassination of Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat, who was in part responsible for the more radical course the Revolution had taken through his role as a politician and journalist.
  • Marat had played a substantial role in the political purge of the Girondins, with whom Corday sympathized.
  • His murder was depicted in the painting The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David, which shows Marat's dead body after Corday had stabbed him in his medicinal bath.
  • In 1847, writer Alphonse de Lamartine gave Corday the posthumous nickname l'ange de l'assassinat (the Angel of Assassination).

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