Jean-Paul Marat

politician and journalist during the French Revolution (1743-1793)

Jean-Paul Marat was a French doctor and journalist famous for writing about the French revolution and encouraging the Reign of Terror.

Portrait of Jean-Paul Marat by Joseph Boze


He was stabbed to death in Paris by Charlotte Corday, an act made famous in a painting by Jacques-Louis David. Corday was executed 4 days later after the assassination.

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