Georges Couthon

1755 - 1794

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Georges Auguste Couthon (22 December 1755 – 28 July 1794) was a French politician and lawyer known for his service as a deputy in the Legislative Assembly during the French Revolution. Couthon was elected to the Committee of Public Safety on 30 May 1793 and served as a close associate of Maximilien Robespierre and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just until his arrest and execution in 1794 during the period of the Reign of Terror. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Couthon has received more than 116,709 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Georges Couthon is the 2,465th most popular politician (down from 2,376th in 2019), the 862nd most popular biography from France (down from 811th in 2019) and the 200th most popular French Politician.

Georges Couthon was a French lawyer and politician who was a leading member of the Committee of Public Safety during the Reign of Terror. He is most famous for his role in the trial and execution of King Louis XVI.

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Among politicians, Georges Couthon ranks 2,465 out of 15,710Before him are György Dózsa, Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Postumus, Hacı I Giray, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, and Antiochus VII Sidetes. After him are Aşub Sultan, Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France, Denis Sassou Nguesso, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, and John, Duke of Berry.

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Among people born in 1755, Georges Couthon ranks 10Before him are Samuel Hahnemann, Axel von Fersen the Younger, Paul Barras, James Parkinson, Alexander Hamilton, and Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. After him are François Joseph Lefebvre, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Anthony of Saxony, and Natalia Alexeievna. Among people deceased in 1794, Georges Couthon ranks 12Before him are Cesare Beccaria, Edward Gibbon, Camille Desmoulins, Jacques Hébert, Élisabeth of France, and André Chénier. After him are Alexandre de Beauharnais, Nicolas Chamfort, William Jones, Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg, Rudolf Erich Raspe, and Augustin Robespierre.

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Among people born in France, Georges Couthon ranks 862 out of 5,234Before him are Jean Nouvel (1945), Pierre Augereau (1757), Jules Grévy (1807), Antoine Galland (1646), René Lalique (1860), and Hubert de Givenchy (1927). After him are John, Duke of Berry (1340), Ivo of Kermartin (1253), Émile Borel (1871), Joan the Lame (1293), François Christophe de Kellermann (1735), and Lorin Maazel (1930).


Among politicians born in France, Georges Couthon ranks 200Before him are Jacques Pierre Brissot (1754), Ariovistus (-101), Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy (1143), Émile Loubet (1838), Louis the Blind (880), and Jules Grévy (1807). After him are John, Duke of Berry (1340), Dagobert II (650), Hans-Georg von Friedeburg (1895), Auguste Mariette (1821), Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry (1778), and Fulk, King of Jerusalem (1092).