Theroigne de Mericourt

1762 - 1817

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Anne-Josèphe Théroigne de Méricourt (born Anne-Josèphe Terwagne; 13 August 1762 – 8 June 1817) was a Belgian singer, orator and organizer in the French Revolution. She was born at Marcourt (Prince-Bishopric of Liège)(from which comes the appellation "de Méricourt"), a small town in the province of Luxembourg, Wallonia, in modern Belgium. She was active in the French Revolution and worked within the Austrian Low Countries to also foster revolution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theroigne de Mericourt has received more than 111,983 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Theroigne de Mericourt is the 3,717th most popular politician (down from 3,542nd in 2019), the 139th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 127th in 2019) and the 41st most popular Belgian Politician.

Theroigne de Mericourt was a French Revolutionary, and she is most famous for being a part of the Society of the Friends of Truth, which was an organization that advocated for radical social and political change.

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Among politicians, Theroigne de Mericourt ranks 3,717 out of 15,710Before her are David I of Scotland, Ingvar Carlsson, Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, Emperor Ai of Tang, and Parysatis. After her are Bachir Gemayel, Rama III, Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Ḫattušili I, Charles-Michel de l'Épée, and Jangsu of Goguryeo.

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Among people born in 1762, Theroigne de Mericourt ranks 9Before her are George IV of the United Kingdom, Constanze Mozart, André Chénier, Pierre André Latreille, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, and Gia Long. After her are Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Jacques Balmat, Spencer Perceval, James Hoban, and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine. Among people deceased in 1817, Theroigne de Mericourt ranks 12Before her are Marie Walewska, Karađorđe, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Abraham Gottlob Werner. After her are Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, William Bligh, Fyodor Ushakov, Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg, Nakşidil Sultan, and Étienne Méhul.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Theroigne de Mericourt ranks 139 out of 899Before her are Leo Baekeland (1863), Toots Thielemans (1922), Paul Deschanel (1855), Henri de Baillet-Latour (1876), Siger of Brabant (1240), and Guy Verhofstadt (1953). After her are Louis, Prince Napoléon (1914), Zénobe Gramme (1826), Bavo of Ghent (589), Laura Marx (1845), Henri Michaux (1899), and Fernand Khnopff (1858).

Among POLITICIANS In Belgium

Among politicians born in Belgium, Theroigne de Mericourt ranks 41Before her are Ermengarde of Hesbaye (778), Henri, Count of Paris (1933), Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg (1240), Paul Deschanel (1855), Henri de Baillet-Latour (1876), and Guy Verhofstadt (1953). After her are Louis, Prince Napoléon (1914), Louis II, Count of Flanders (1330), Charles-Joseph, 7th Prince of Ligne (1735), Prince Charles, Count of Flanders (1903), Blanche of Namur (1320), and Princess Clémentine of Belgium (1872).