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Georges Couthon

1755 - 1794

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Georges Auguste Couthon (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔʁʒ oɡyst kutɔ̃], 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. Along with his close associates, Maximilien Robespierre and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, he formed an unofficial triumvirate within the committee which wielded power until their 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 162,436 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Georges Couthon is the 2,728th most popular politician (down from 2,460th in 2019), the 890th most popular biography from France (down from 859th in 2019) and the 211th 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 2,728 out of 15,577Before him are Köprülü Mehmed Pasha, Odo the Great, Philip the Tetrarch, Barbara of Portugal, Philip II, Duke of Savoy, and Nero Julius Caesar. After him are Archduke Ernest of Austria, Eric IV of Denmark, Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona, Sibghatullah Mojaddedi, Mentuhotep I, and Ahmad Shah Qajar.

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Among people born in 1755, Georges Couthon ranks 12Before him are Alexander Hamilton, Paul Barras, James Parkinson, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, and François Joseph Lefebvre. After him are Anthony of Saxony, Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Natalia Alexeievna, Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden, and Peter I, Grand Duke of Oldenburg. Among people deceased in 1794, Georges Couthon ranks 12Before him are Marquis de Condorcet, Camille Desmoulins, Edward Gibbon, Jacques Hébert, Élisabeth of France, and Alexandre de Beauharnais. After him are André Chénier, William Jones, Augustin Robespierre, Gregory Skovoroda, Nicolas Chamfort, and Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg.

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Among people born in France, Georges Couthon ranks 890 out of 6,011Before him are Roger Guillemin (1924), Louis Vuitton (1821), Edmond de Goncourt (1822), Odo the Great (650), Philip II, Duke of Savoy (1438), and Joan the Lame (1293). After him are Jean-Paul Gaultier (1952), André-Jacques Garnerin (1769), Jacques MacDonald (1765), Louis Desaix (1768), Inessa Armand (1874), and Bruno Latour (1947).


Among politicians born in France, Georges Couthon ranks 211Before him are John I of Aragon (1350), Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant (1852), Joseph Babinski (1857), Charles III, Duke of Savoy (1486), Odo the Great (650), and Philip II, Duke of Savoy (1438). After him are Louis Desaix (1768), Inessa Armand (1874), Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy (1143), Auguste Mariette (1821), Robert I, Duke of Burgundy (1011), and Philibert II, Duke of Savoy (1480).