Robert-François Damiens

1715 - 1757

Robert-François Damiens

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 524,372 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 57th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Robert-François Damiens ranks 57 out of 182Before him are Pavlik Morozov, Timothy McVeigh, Carlo Gambino, Ma Barker, Emily Davison, and Johnny Torrio. After him are Emperor Norton, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, George Jung, Anders Behring Breivik, Hermine Braunsteiner, and Boris Savinkov.

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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, Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach, William Watson, Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, and Pierre Charles Le Monnier. 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, John Byng, and Maximilian Ulysses Browne.

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In France

Among people born in France, Robert-François Damiens ranks 1,381 out of 4,109Before him are Anthony, Duke of Brabant (1384), Henri Jules, Prince of Condé (1643), Vivant Denon (1747), Desireless (1952), Martin Guerre (1524), and Philippe Starck (1949). After him are Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully (1560), Gaston, Count of Eu (1842), John of Matha (1150), Balthasar Gérard (1557), Christian Clavier (1952), and Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues (1715).

Among EXTREMISTS In France

Among extremists born in France, Robert-François Damiens ranks 4Before him are Gilles de Rais (1405), Henri Désiré Landru (1869), and Jean II, Duke of Alençon (1409). After him are Jacques Mesrine (1936), Michel Fourniret (1942), and Zacarias Moussaoui (1968).

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