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, in Prince-Bishopric of Liège (from which comes the appellation "de Méricourt"), a small town in the modern Belgian province of Luxembourg. 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 172,230 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Theroigne de Mericourt is the 5,815th most popular politician (down from 4,028th in 2019), the 198th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 148th in 2019) and the 57th 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 5,815 out of 19,576Before her are Titu Cusi, Henri Jules, Prince of Condé, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Yaakov Dori, Thomas Boni Yayi, and Leopold Berchtold. After her are Rifaat al-Assad, Petr Fiala, Alexandros Mavrokordatos, Sam Houston, Behgjet Pacolli, and Aurelius of Asturias.

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Among people born in 1762, Theroigne de Mericourt ranks 11Before her are Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, Gia Long, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Jacques Balmat, and Pierre André Latreille. After her are María Cayetana de Silva, 13th Duchess of Alba, Spencer Perceval, Felice Pasquale Baciocchi, James Hoban, Karl Ludwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, and Jean-Étienne Championnet. Among people deceased in 1817, Theroigne de Mericourt ranks 17Before her are Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Fyodor Ushakov, Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg, Abraham Gottlob Werner, Nakşidil Sultan, and William Bligh. After her are Usman dan Fodio, Étienne Méhul, Ibrahim Bey, Andrea Appiani, Duke Louis of Württemberg, and Giacomo Quarenghi.

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Among people born in Belgium, Theroigne de Mericourt ranks 198 out of 1,190Before her are Eden Hazard (1991), Sigfried, Count of the Ardennes (919), Robert Cailliau (1947), Constantin Meunier (1831), Gaston IV, Count of Foix (1422), and Juan de Flandes (1450). After her are Hugo Claus (1929), Herbert Wimmer (1944), Raymond Goethals (1921), Jan Ceulemans (1957), Rik Van Looy (1933), and Thibaut Courtois (1992).

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