Marie-Anne Charlotte de Corday d'Armont (27 July 1768 – 17 July 1793), known as Charlotte Corday ( French: [kɔʁdɛ] ), was a figure of the French Revolution who assassinated revolutionary and Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat on 13 July 1793. Born in Normandy to a minor aristocratic family, Corday was a resident of Caen and a sympathizer of ...
Charlotte Corday, (born July 27, 1768, Saint-Saturnin, near Séez, Normandy, France—died July 17, 1793, Paris), the assassin of the French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat.
Charlotte Corday (1768-1793) played a prominent role in the French Revolution (1789-1799) when she assassinated radical activist Jean- Paul Marat in his bathtub on 13 July 1793. Despite her aristocratic background, Corday was an avowed republican who believed Marat and his Jacobin allies were corrupting the soul of the Revolution.
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Assassination of Marat Charlotte Corday was influenced by the Girondists and came to believe that the Jacobin publisher, Jean Paul Marat, who had been calling for the execution of Girondists, should be killed.
Charlotte Corday belonged to one of the more moderate factions of the revolution, and she changed the course of events dramatically through her assassination of Jean-Paul Marat, one of the leaders of the radical Jacobin group.
Charlotte Corday (Marie-Anne Charlotte de Corday d'Armont, 27 July 1768 – 17 July 1793), was a figure of the French Revolution. In 1793, she was sent to the guillotine for the assassination of Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat. She blamed Marat for the more extreme course the Revolution had taken.