Théot, Catherine, otherwise known as Mère-Dieu
Prophet, 1716 - 1794
Théot, Catherine, otherwise known as Mère-Dieu: Calling herself “the Mother of God,” Catherine Théot was a prophetess living in Paris during the Revolution. Attracting many followers to the Saint-Geneviève neighborhood next to the Panthéon, she believed Robespierre was the precursor of the Messiah that she was going to deliver. Considered as a threat by Robespierre’s opponents, she was arrested and then died in prison.