Historical Figures

Fréron Stanislas Louis Marie (1754 - 1802)

Last updated:2022-07-25

Friend of Camille Desmoulins, He took care of the extremely violent newspaper "L'orateur du peuple" . He took part in the demonstrations of the Champ-de-Mars in 1791 then in the day of August 10, 1792. Representatives on missions under the Terror, he left with Barras in Provence where he became famous for his excesses. Hébert accused him of having embezzled with Barras 800,000 livres. Feeling the wind turn, he joins Tallien and the Thermidorians. His newspaper goes over to the side of reaction and he puts himself at the head of the golden youth and the Muscadins. His squandered fortune he will end up as sub-prefect in Santo Domingo where he will die of yellow fever.

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