Jean-Paul Marat

Revolutionary and Journalist Jean-Paul Marat Full Name: Jean-Paul Marat


Profession: Revolutionary and Journalist
Why Famous: One of the most revolutionary voices of the French Revolution, Marat published the Friend of the People periodical in which he vigorously defended the 'Sans-culottes' or lower class people in France.

Marat was murdered by Charlotte Corday while taking a medicinal bath, as shown in the famous Jacques-Louis David painting, The Death of Marat.

Born: May 24, 1743
Birthplace: Boudry, Prussia
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: July 13, 1793 (aged 50)
Cause of Death: Stabbing