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Emmanuel Marie Michel Philippe Fréteau de Saint-Just

French revolutionary

Died when: 49 years 78 days (590 months)
Star Sign: Aries

 

Emmanuel Marie Michel Philippe Fréteau de Saint-Just

Emmanuel Marie Michel Philippe Fréteau de Saint-Just (28 March 1745 – 14 June 1794) was a French nobleman and an elected representative of the Second Estate during the French Revolution.

He was a politically liberal deputy to the Estates-General of 1789 and worked for the cause of constitutional monarchy.In 1789, Fréteau de Saint-Just served two terms as President of the National Constituent Assembly.As the Revolution became more radical, Fréteau de Saint-Just became politically marginalized, and by 1792 he had retired from national politics completely.

Nonetheless, his aristocratic background drew increasing ire from militant revolutionaries until he was finally arrested and executed at the guillotine in 1794 during the Reign of Terror.


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