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Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville

1746 - 1795

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Antoine Quentin Fouquier de Tinville (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃twan kɑ̃tɛ̃ fukje tɛ̃vil], 10 June 1746 – 7 May 1795), also called Fouquier-Tinville and nicknamed posthumously the Provider of the Guillotine was a French lawyer and the public prosecutor of the Revolutionary Tribunal during the French Revolution and Reign of Terror. From March 1793 he served as the public prosecutor in Paris, demanding the execution of numerous accused individuals, including famous ones, like Marie-Antoinette, Danton or Robespierre and overseeing the sentencing of over two thousand of them to the guillotine. In April 1794, it was decreed to centralise the investigation of court records and to bring all the political suspects in France to the Revolutionary Tribunal to Paris. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville has received more than 169,715 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville is the 4,782nd most popular politician (down from 3,694th in 2019), the 1,482nd most popular biography from France (down from 1,208th in 2019) and the 369th most popular French Politician.

Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville was a French public prosecutor during the French Revolution. He was most famous for his involvement in the trial of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

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Among politicians, Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville ranks 4,782 out of 15,577Before him are Siamun, Diane de France, Muqan Qaghan, Li Zongren, Abdul Rahim Hatif, and Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este. After him are Erna Solberg, George Clinton, Ludwig Quidde, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, Gajah Mada, and Edda Mussolini.

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Among people born in 1746, Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville ranks 13Before him are Giuseppe Piazzi, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Maurice Benyovszky, William Jones, Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, and Giovanni Battista Venturi. After him are Tiradentes, George XII of Georgia, Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de Genlis, Infanta Benedita of Portugal, and Izabela Czartoryska. Among people deceased in 1795, Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville ranks 6Before him are Louis XVII of France, Alessandro Cagliostro, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, François-André Danican Philidor, and Sayat-Nova. After him are Georg Benda, Carl Michael Bellman, Honoré III, Prince of Monaco, Samuel Wallis, Ahilyabai Holkar, and Archduke Alexander Leopold of Austria.

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Among people born in France, Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville ranks 1,482 out of 6,011Before him are Michel Butor (1926), Richardis (840), Bernard Kouchner (1939), Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (1749), Diane de France (1538), and Austen Henry Layard (1817). After him are René Just Haüy (1743), Paul Poiret (1879), Arnaud Amalric (1160), Jacques-Germain Soufflot (1713), William of Champeaux (1070), and Julien Duvivier (1896).


Among politicians born in France, Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville ranks 369Before him are Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès (1753), Louis de Bonald (1754), Philip, Duke of Orléans (1336), Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt (1773), Alain Poher (1909), and Diane de France (1538). After him are Joan I, Countess of Auvergne (1326), William I, Duke of Aquitaine (875), Sextus Afranius Burrus (1), Alys of France, Countess of Vexin (1160), Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (1489), and Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam (1464).