Georges Danton

Politician and Revolutionary Georges Danton Full Name: Georges Danton


Profession: Politician and Revolutionary
Why Famous: Danton was a leading figure in the French Revolution, though the exact nature of his involvement and his reasons for doing so are greatly debated among historians.

He was the first president of the Committee of Public Safety, which was set up following the abolishing of the French monarchy in 1793. This led to the so-called Reign of Terror.

Danton was himself arrested, tried before the Revolutionary Tribunal and executed by the guillotine in 1794.

Born: October 26, 1759
Birthplace: Arcis-sur-Aube, France
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: April 5, 1794 (aged 34)
Cause of Death: Execution by guillotine

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