Historical Figures

Sieyes Joseph (1748 - 1836)

Vicar at Chartres, he owes his fame to his pamphlet written at the beginning of the Revolution summarizing the aspirations of the Third State (“What is the Third Estate? Everything!...”). He becomes deputy to the States-General. Co-editor of the Tennis Court oath, co-founder of the Jacobins club (which he left for the Feuillants), he was successively a member of the Constituent Assembly of the Convention and of the Directory, he favored the rise of Bonaparte during his State. He is the second provisional consul with Ducos.