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 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Camille Desmoulins has received more than 423,979 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Camille Desmoulins is the 1,172nd most popular politician (down from 1,075th in 2019), the 442nd most popular biography from France (down from 404th in 2019) and the 103rd 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 1,172 out of 15,710Before him are William II of the Netherlands, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Justin II, Afonso V of Portugal, Asa of Judah, and Eric XIV of Sweden. After him are Talaat Pasha, Jahangir, Antoine of Navarre, Oswald Mosley, Shang Yang, and Antiochus I Soter.

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Among people born in 1760, Camille Desmoulins ranks 7Before him are Hokusai, Pope Leo XII, Henri de Saint-Simon, Jiaqing Emperor, Luigi Cherubini, and François-Noël Babeuf. After him are Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Johan Gadolin, Alexandre de Beauharnais, August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Jan Ladislav Dussek. Among people deceased in 1794, Camille Desmoulins ranks 8Before him are Maximilien Robespierre, Georges Danton, Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, Marquis de Condorcet, Cesare Beccaria, and Edward Gibbon. After him are Jacques Hébert, Élisabeth of France, André Chénier, Georges Couthon, Alexandre de Beauharnais, and Nicolas Chamfort.

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Among people born in France, Camille Desmoulins ranks 442 out of 5,234Before him are Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729), Alain Prost (1955), Urbain Le Verrier (1811), Raymond Kopa (1931), Georges Bataille (1897), and Louis, Dauphin of France (1729). After him are Antoine of Navarre (1518), Louise de La Vallière (1644), Marie Louise d’Orléans (1662), Michel Piccoli (1925), Maurice Leblanc (1864), and Éric Rohmer (1920).


Among politicians born in France, Camille Desmoulins ranks 103Before him are Pierre Laval (1883), Avitus (395), Patrice de MacMahon (1808), Lothair of France (941), Aristide Briand (1862), and Louis, Dauphin of France (1729). After him are Antoine of Navarre (1518), Marie Louise d’Orléans (1662), Napoléon, Prince Imperial (1856), Baldwin I, Latin Emperor (1172), Napoléon Louis Bonaparte (1804), and Margaret of Anjou (1430).