Camille Desmoulins

1760 - 1794

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Lucie-Simplice-Camille-Benoît Desmoulins (French: [lysi sɛ̃plis kamij bənwa demulɛ̃]; 2 March 1760 – 5 April 1794) was a French journalist, politician and a prominent figure of the French Revolution. He is best known for playing an instrumental role in the events that led to the Storming of the Bastille. Desmoulins was also noted for his radical criticism of the Reign of Terror as the editor of the journal Le Vieux Cordelier. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Camille Desmoulins has received more than 659,671 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Camille Desmoulins is the 1,085th most popular politician (up from 1,273rd in 2019), the 400th most popular biography from France (up from 466th in 2019) and the 97th most popular French Politician.

Camille Desmoulins is most famous for being the man who helped to spark the French Revolution.

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Among politicians, Camille Desmoulins ranks 1,085 out of 19,576Before him are Władysław III of Poland, Magnus Maximus, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Claudius Gothicus, Emperor Kōmei, and James Buchanan. After him are Grover Cleveland, Scorpion II, Robert I of France, Patrice de MacMahon, Alexander of Greece, and Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi.

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Among people born in 1760, Camille Desmoulins ranks 5Before him are Hokusai, Pope Leo XII, Henri de Saint-Simon, and Luigi Cherubini. After him are Jiaqing Emperor, Alexandre de Beauharnais, François-Noël Babeuf, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Johan Gadolin, August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, and Jan Ladislav Dussek. Among people deceased in 1794, Camille Desmoulins ranks 6Before him are Antoine Lavoisier, Maximilien Robespierre, Georges Danton, Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, and Cesare Beccaria. After him are Marquis de Condorcet, Alexandre de Beauharnais, Edward Gibbon, Jacques Hébert, Élisabeth of France, and André Chénier.

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Among people born in France, Camille Desmoulins ranks 400 out of 6,770Before him are James I of Aragon (1208), Gustave Moreau (1826), Dagobert I (611), Pierre Laval (1883), Liliane Bettencourt (1922), and Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805). After him are Gaspard Monge (1746), Robert I of France (860), Pierre Bayle (1647), Patrice de MacMahon (1808), Jean Lannes (1769), and Paul Ricœur (1913).


Among politicians born in France, Camille Desmoulins ranks 97Before him are Édouard Daladier (1884), Adolphe Thiers (1797), Louis IV of France (920), James I of Aragon (1208), Dagobert I (611), and Pierre Laval (1883). After him are Robert I of France (860), Patrice de MacMahon (1808), Baldwin II of Jerusalem (1060), Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682), Napoléon, Prince Imperial (1856), and Pauline Bonaparte (1780).