- Revolutionary Tradition and Les Mis
- Revolution 1789
- --The Monarchy
of the Bastille
- -- Fall of Robespierre
in Les Miserables
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was an unemployed lawyer and active propagandist when he spoke
to the crowd gathered at the Palais Royal on 12 July 1789. After
of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, Desmoulins was credited with sparking the Parisian
revolt that lead to the fall, and his place in history was assured.
Desmoulins was closely affiliated with both Robespierre and Danton. Robespierre and Desmoulins had
been at grammer school together in Paris, and had a strong affinity
for one another.
and Desmoulins became closely linked when Desmoulins started
publishing his paper The Old Cordelier. In the three editions
that were published, Desmoulins echoed Danton's plea to end the
Terror, and compared the situation of
France to the collapse fo Rome when Ceasar was attempting his
dictatorship. The parallels between Robespierre and Ceasar were
evident, and Robespierre took serious offence against his old
friend. Desmoulins was arrested and killed with Danton.