Corday d'Armont, Charlotte de

(1768-1793) (Charlotte Corday)
   revolutionary figure
   Born in Saint-Saturnin-des-Ligneries, Orne, Charlotte de Corday d'Armont was educated in a convent and was an ardent reader of classical writers such as Plutarch and Tacitus and Enlightenment thinkers like jean-jacques rousseau. Adopting the ideas of her age, she became a supporter of the revolution of 1789. After the proscription of the girondins (June 2, 1793), she joined a number of leaders of the federalist insurrection in normandy in a plot to assassinate jean-paul marat, the member of the revolutionary government who, in her eyes, was responsible for the Reign of terror. Arriving in Paris in early July 1793, she gained admittance to Marat's house on the pretext of offering to disclose to him the names of several Girondins of Caen. Instead, taking a knife from the kitchen of his residence, she stabbed him in his bath, declaring "For Liberty." Captured by Marat's friends before she could escape, Charlotte Corday, as she is known, was tried by a revolutionary tribunal and executed on July 17. Despite the horror that her act evoked, she is regarded by many as a heroine of the Revolution. Her act is portrayed in a famous painting by jacques-louis david.

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  • Charlotte De Corday D'Armont — Charlotte Marie Anne Corday Jacques Louis David: Der Tod des Marat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Charlotte De Corday De'Armont — Charlotte Marie Anne Corday Jacques Louis David: Der Tod des Marat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Corday d'Armont — (spr. kordä darmóng), Charlotte, geb. 27. Juli 1768 zu St. Saturnin bei Caën, begeisterte Anhängerin der girondistischen Republikaner, ermordete 13. Juli 1793 Marat, 17. Juli guillotiniert. – Vgl. Vatel (3 Bde., 1864 72), Focke (1895) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Corday (d'Armont) — [kō̂r dā′] (Marie Anne) Charlotte 1768 93; Fr. Girondist sympathizer: assassin of Marat * * * …   Universalium

  • Corday (d'Armont) — [kō̂r dā′] (Marie Anne) Charlotte 1768 93; Fr. Girondist sympathizer: assassin of Marat …   English World dictionary

  • Corday (d'Armont), (Marie-Anne-) Charlotte — born July 27, 1768, Saint Saturnin, near Séez, Normandy, France died July 17, 1793, Paris French political activist. A noblewoman from Caen, she moved to Paris to work for the Girondin cause in the French Revolution. Horrified at the excesses of… …   Universalium

  • Corday (d'Armont), (Marie-Anne-) Charlotte — (27 jul. 1768, Saint Saturnin, cerca de Séez, Normandía, Francia–17 jul. 1793, París). Activista política francesa. Perteneciente a la nobleza de Caen, se trasladó a París para trabajar por la causa de los girondinos en la Revolución francesa.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Corday d'Armont — /kawr day dahr mawonn /; Fr. /kawrdd de dannrdd mawonn / (Marie Anne) Charlotte /meuh ree an shahr leuht/; Fr. /mann rddee annn shannrdd lawt /, 1768 93, French Revolutionary heroine who assassinated Marat. * * * …   Universalium

  • Corday d'Armont — Cor•day d Ar•mont [[t]kɔrˈdeɪ dɑrˈmɔ̃[/t]] n. big (Marie Anne) Charlotte, 1768–93, French Revolutionary heroine who assassinated Marat …   From formal English to slang

  • Corday d'Armont — /kawr day dahr mawonn /; Fr. /kawrdd de dannrdd mawonn / (Marie Anne) Charlotte /meuh ree an shahr leuht/; Fr. /mann rddee annn shannrdd lawt /, 1768 93, French Revolutionary heroine who assassinated Marat …   Useful english dictionary

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