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The Assassination of Marat by Charlotte Corday

The Assassination of Marat by Charlotte Corday

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In the fall of 1793, the radical journalist was confined to his bathtub by a paralyzing skin disease he had contracted while hiding from the police in the sewers. He nevertheless continued to pour out populist tracts and remained highly influential in the sections. Whether out of personal obsession or prompting, Charlotte Corday sneaked into his home to silence this self–declared tribune of the people.

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Included as part of the LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION project
https://revolution.chnm.org/d/109

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"The Assassination of Marat by Charlotte Corday," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/assassination-marat-charlotte-corday [accessed October 4, 2022]