Georges Couthon, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Georges Couthon

French politician and lawyer

Date of Birth: 22-Dec-1755

Place of Birth: Orcet, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Date of Death: 28-Jul-1794

Profession: judge, lawyer, politician

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Georges Couthon

  • Georges Auguste Couthon (22 December 1755 – 28 July 1794) was a French politician and lawyer known for his service as a deputy in the Legislative Assembly during the French Revolution.
  • Couthon was elected to the Committee of Public Safety on 30 May 1793 and served as a close associate of Maximilien Robespierre and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just until his arrest and execution in 1794 during the period of the Reign of Terror.
  • Couthon played an important role in the development of the Law of 22 Prairial, which was responsible for a sharp increase in the number of executions of accused counter-revolutionaries.

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