Charlotte Corday

1768 - 1793

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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 1,288,589 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Charlotte Corday is the 24th most popular social activist (down from 19th in 2019), the 247th most popular biography from France (down from 206th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular French Social Activist.

Charlotte Corday is most famous for assassinating Jean-Paul Marat in 1793.

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Among social activists, Charlotte Corday ranks 24 out of 544. Before her are Lady Godiva, Thomas Müntzer, Robert Owen, Olympe de Gouges, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Gustav I of Sweden. After her are Emiliano Zapata, Bertha von Suttner, Ferdinand Lassalle, Martin Niemöller, Emmeline Pankhurst, and Simon bar Kokhba.

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Among people born in 1768, Charlotte Corday ranks 5Before her are Joseph Fourier, Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, François-René de Chateaubriand, and Joseph Bonaparte. After her are Friedrich Schleiermacher, Frederick VI of Denmark, Karađorđe, Louis Desaix, Jean-Baptiste Bessières, Tecumseh, and Caroline of Brunswick. Among people deceased in 1793, Charlotte Corday ranks 6Before her are Louis XVI of France, Marie Antoinette, Jean-Paul Marat, Olympe de Gouges, and Madame du Barry. After her are Carlo Goldoni, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Yolande de Polastron, Madame Roland, Jean Sylvain Bailly, and Francesco Guardi.

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Among people born in France, Charlotte Corday ranks 247 out of 5,234. Before her are Pope Leo IX (1002), Madame du Barry (1743), Berthe Morisot (1841), Philip I of France (1052), Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), and François de La Rochefoucauld (1613). After her are Paul Signac (1863), Zinedine Zidane (1972), Georges de La Tour (1593), Philip the Good (1396), Colette (1873), and Charles Gounod (1818).


Among social activists born in France, Charlotte Corday ranks 2Before her are Olympe de Gouges (1748). After her are Gabrielle d'Estrées (1573), Edmond James de Rothschild (1845), René Cassin (1887), Flora Tristan (1803), Louise Michel (1830), Léon Jouhaux (1879), Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208), René Just Haüy (1743), Jacques Roux (1752), and Balthasar Gérard (1557).