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Noun1.Georges Jacques Danton - French revolutionary leader who stormed the Paris bastille and who supported the execution of Louis XVI but was guillotined by Robespierre for his opposition to the Reign of Terror (1759-1794)Georges Jacques Danton - French revolutionary leader who stormed the Paris bastille and who supported the execution of Louis XVI but was guillotined by Robespierre for his opposition to the Reign of Terror (1759-1794)
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And yet the author also quotes from a poignant letter that Robespierre wrote to Georges Danton at the death of Danton's first wife, in which he pledged his "love and devotion" to the man who less than two months later he would help send to the guillotine (191).
The ship, named after the French revolutionary Georges Danton, was 19,000-tonne, and 150 m-long; and was carrying over 1,000 men when it was attacked by Germany's U-64 submarine at 1317 on 18 March, 1917.
The men's names are more familiar: Maximilien Robespierre, the utopian idealist who, once in power, becomes the author of the bloodbath called the Terror; Georges Danton, opportunist and compromiser, Robespierre's comrade and sometime opponent; and Nicolas Condorcet, aristocrat, feminist and intellectual, who believes in the principle of constitutional law above all.