Robert-François Damiens

1715 - 1757

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Robert-François Damiens (French pronunciation: ​[ʁɔbɛʁ fʁɑ̃swa damjɛ̃]; surname also recorded as Damier; 9 January 1715 – 28 March 1757) was a French domestic servant whose attempted assassination of King Louis XV in 1757 culminated in his public execution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert-François Damiens has received more than 577,737 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Robert-François Damiens is the 50th most popular extremist (up from 56th in 2019), the 1,076th most popular biography from France (up from 1,379th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Extremist.

Robert-François Damiens was most famous for being the first person to be executed by drawing and quartering in France.

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Among extremists, Robert-François Damiens ranks 50 out of 205. Before him are Henry Lee Lucas, Frank Sheeran, Abu Nidal, William Kemmler, Gudrun Ensslin, and Whitey Bulger. After him are George Habash, James Earl Ray, George Stinney, George Jung, Karl Denke, and Emperor Norton.

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Among people born in 1715, Robert-François Damiens ranks 4Before him are Peter II of Russia, Claude Adrien Helvétius, and Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern. After him are Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach, William Watson, Charles, Prince of Soubise, Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, Dorothea Erxleben, and Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval. Among people deceased in 1757, Robert-François Damiens ranks 9Before him are Maria Josepha of Austria, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, Johann Stamitz, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, and Rosalba Carriera. After him are 7th Dalai Lama, David Hartley, Siraj ud-Daulah, Edward Vernon, Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, and Princess Caroline of Great Britain.

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In France

Among people born in France, Robert-François Damiens ranks 1,076 out of 5,234. Before him are René Girard (1923), Jean Marc Gaspard Itard (1774), Abel Gance (1889), Charles III, Prince of Monaco (1818), Princess Clémentine of Orléans (1817), and Alice Prin (1901). After him are Henri, Prince of Condé (1588), Jean-Baptiste Dumas (1800), Jean-Baptiste Jourdan (1762), Jean-Baptiste Bessières (1768), Thierry Henry (1977), and Marie Anne de Bourbon (1666).

Among EXTREMISTS In France

Among extremists born in France, Robert-François Damiens ranks 3Before him are Gilles de Rais (1405) and Madame de Brinvilliers (1630). After him are Henri Désiré Landru (1869), Jean II, Duke of Alençon (1409), Jacques Mesrine (1936), Michel Fourniret (1942), Édouard Vaillant (1840), and Zacarias Moussaoui (1968).