On Wednesday, March 30, 1791, the crowd squeezed together outside the windows of 42 rue de la Chaussée-d’Antin. The street was closed to traffic. The great Mirabeau was dying. On the morning of Saturday, April 2nd, he passed away. Faced with rumors of poisoning, the authorities decided to organize a public autopsy. The next morning, a large tent was set up in the garden in front of 56 witnesses. They also needed to preserve a vestige of the most famous revolutionary of his time: a death mask was immediately made. The street was still full of people. The diagnosis was determined: it was Mirabeau’s heart that had given out. His cause of death was natural.
42-46 rue de la Chaussée d’Antin.