Jean-Baptiste Carrier  

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Jean-Baptiste Carrier (1756November 16, 1794) was a French Revolutionary, known for his cruelty to his enemies, especially to clergy. He is infamous for the Noyades ("drowning") at Nantes.

He was responsible for the execution of around 2000 people by tying them naked in sealed barges. the barges were then holed and sunk in the Loire estuary.

Carrier was guillotined on 16 November 1794.



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