Historical Figures

Mirabeau Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Count of (1749-1791)

Last updated:2022-07-25

His youth, very turbulent, was marked by disputes with his father who had him imprisoned several times, notably in the château de Vincennes, where he wrote letters to his mistress with whom he escaped in 1776. Elected deputy by the Third Estate of Aix in 1789, he imposed himself on the National Assembly through his eloquence. He is a prestigious orator, he works to become the savior of the monarchy. Introduced at court, he secretly rallied to the king, while defending the people. Accused of treason, he died suddenly before his double game was unraveled.