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.
- 1789-09-12 Jean-Paul Marat publishes the first issue of his radical newspaper Le Publiciste parisien, later called L'Ami du peuple (The Friend of the People) in Paris
- 1793-04-24 French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat is acquitted by the Revolutionary Tribunal of charges brought by the Girondin in Paris
- 1794-09-21 Jean-Paul Marat's remains are transferred to the Panthéon in Paris, with the eulogy given by the Marquis de Sade