Profession: Revolutionary and Politician
Why Famous: A moderate voice at the beginning of the French Revolution, Mirabeau favored the establishment of a constitutional monarchy based on the one existing in the UK.
By the time he died of natural causes in 1791, he was a national hero, but it was later discovered that he had been in the pay of Louis XVI and the Austrians ruined his reputation posthumously.
- 1791-01-30 Comte de Mirabeau is elected President of the French National Assembly
- 1792-08-10 Papers from the Tuileries Palace, proving the Comte de Mirabeau had secret dealings with the court are revealed
- 1794-09-21 French National Convention orders the remains of Comte de Mirabeau be removed from the Panthéon after his double-dealings with court revealed