Deputy and Minister of Justice, 1759 - 1794
Danton, Georges-Jacques: At the beginning of the Revolution, this attorney from the Saint-Germain neighborhood became famous as an orator and a leader of men. In 1791, he was elected to the Commune of Paris. In 1792, he became the Minister of Justice. He was a member of the Montagnards: he believed in a democratic and social republic. If he then justified the implementation of a State of Emergency, he later denounced its excesses. Now considered an anti-revolutionary, he was executed on April 5, 1794.