Georges Couthon

1755 - 1794

Georges Couthon

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 104,230 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,393rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Georges Couthon ranks 2,377 out of 14,801Before him are Magnus I of Sweden, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, John of Saxony, Eugène Edine Pottier, Sher Shah Suri, and Burebista. After him are Emperor Kōshō, Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Smendes, Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Ammar ibn Yasir, and Sancho II of Portugal.

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Among people born in 1755, Georges Couthon ranks 10Before him are Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, James Parkinson, Axel von Fersen the Younger, Paul Barras, Alexander Hamilton, and Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. After him are Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, François Joseph Lefebvre, Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Anthony of Saxony, Giovanni Battista Viotti, and Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden. 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, Augustin Robespierre, William Jones, Nicolas Chamfort, Gregory Skovoroda, and Rudolf Erich Raspe.

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In France

Among people born in France, Georges Couthon ranks 812 out of 4,109Before him are Alexis Clairaut (1713), Jean-Paul Gaultier (1952), Edmond James de Rothschild (1845), René Lalique (1860), Eugène Edine Pottier (1816), and Marin Marais (1656). After him are Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850), Charles Garnier (1825), Philippa of Hainault (1314), Isabella of Angoulême (1188), Robert Guérin (1876), and Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1725).


Among politicians born in France, Georges Couthon ranks 179Before him are Émile Loubet (1838), Dagobert II (650), François Vatel (1631), René Coty (1882), Louis I, Duke of Anjou (1339), and Eugène Edine Pottier (1816). After him are Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1725), Félix Faure (1841), Christine of France (1606), Charles III of Navarre (1361), Gaston Doumergue (1863), and Léon Bourgeois (1851).

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