Camille Desmoulins  

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Lucie-Simplice-Camille-Benoît Desmoulins (2 March 1760 - 5 April 1794) was a French journalist and politician who played an important role in the French Revolution. Desmoulins was tried and executed alongside Georges Danton when the Committee of Public Safety reacted against Dantonist opposition. He was a schoolmate of Maximilien Robespierre and a close friend and political ally of Danton, who were influential figures in the French Revolution.


In popular culture

Camille Desmoulins is among the central characters in the following works of fiction:

There is also a scene in Jefferson in Paris (film; 1995) where Camille Desmoulins makes his famous call to arms in the start of the French revolution. Vincent Cassel plays the part of Desmoulins.





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