Charlotte Corday

1768 - 1793

Charlotte Corday

Marie-Anne Charlotte de Corday d'Armont (27 July 1768 – 17 July 1793), known as Charlotte Corday (French: [kɔʁdɛ]), was a figure of the French Revolution. In 1793, she was executed by guillotine for the assassination of Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat, who was in part responsible for the more radical course the Revolution had taken through his role as a politician and journalist. Marat had played a substantial role in the political purge of the Girondins, with whom Corday sympathized. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charlotte Corday has received more than 1,154,442 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 19th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Charlotte Corday ranks 19 out of 426Before her are Claus von Stauffenberg, Jean-Paul Marat, Rosa Parks, Lady Godiva, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Gustav I of Sweden. After her are Robert Owen, Thomas Müntzer, Irena Sendler, Olympe de Gouges, Emiliano Zapata, and Bertha von Suttner.

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Among people born in 1768, Charlotte Corday ranks 5Before her are Joseph Fourier, Joseph Bonaparte, Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, and François-René de Chateaubriand. After her are Friedrich Schleiermacher, Frederick VI of Denmark, Karađorđe, Jean-Baptiste Bessières, Louis Desaix, Tecumseh, and Caroline of Brunswick. Among people deceased in 1793, Charlotte Corday ranks 4Before her are Louis XVI of France, Marie Antoinette, and Jean-Paul Marat. After her are Madame du Barry, Olympe de Gouges, Carlo Goldoni, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Yolande de Polastron, Jean Sylvain Bailly, Madame Roland, and Jacques Pierre Brissot.

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Among people born in France, Charlotte Corday ranks 207 out of 4,109Before her are Philip Melanchthon (1497), Jacques de Molay (1243), Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), Gilles de Rais (1405), and Jean Racine (1639). After her are Louis VIII of France (1187), Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619), François Truffaut (1932), Georges Cuvier (1769), Guy of Lusignan (1150), and Philip III of France (1245).


Among social activists born in France, Charlotte Corday ranks 1After her are Olympe de Gouges (1748), Gabrielle d'Estrées (1573), Edmond James de Rothschild (1845), René Cassin (1887), Louise Michel (1830), Léon Jouhaux (1879), Flora Tristan (1803), René Just Haüy (1743), Abbé Pierre (1912), Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208), and Jacques Roux (1752).

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