A Stage for Political Crimes
Seen as the main rendezvous site for revolutionaries in Paris, the Palais-Royal had a bad reputation with opponents to the Revolution. It was here on January 20, 1793 that the former king’s bodyguard Pâris assassinated the deputy Louis-Michel Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau who had just voted for the king’s death. Six months later, on July 13, 1793, an unknown woman named Marie-Anne-Charlotte de Corday d’Armans, better known as Charlotte Corday, bought a knife so she could kill the Parisian deputy and journalist Jean-Paul Marat and subsequently sew panic among the sans-culottes.
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