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 (däN-tôN′), Georges Jacques 1759-1794.
French Revolutionary leader and Jacobin who built a strong following among the popular classes of Paris. He supported the execution of Louis XVI (1793) but was guillotined the following year for his opposition to the Reign of Terror.
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Danton

(ˈdæntən; French dɑ̃tɔ̃)
n
(Biography) Georges Jacques (ʒɔrʒ ʒɑk). 1759–94, French revolutionary leader: a founder member of the Committee of Public Safety (1793) and minister of justice (1792–94). He was overthrown by Robespierre and guillotined
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Dan•ton

(dɑ̃ˈtɔ̃)

n.
Georges Jacques, 1759–94, French Revolutionary leader.
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Noun1.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)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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Evans Pott was his name, and even the great Boss of Vermissa felt towards him something of the repulsion and fear which the huge Danton may have felt for the puny but dangerous Robespierre.
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"My teacher, Henry Danton, gave me basics and invaluable advice.
The Political Films of Andrzej Wajda: Dialogism in 'Man of Marble', 'Man of Iron', and 'Danton'.
At first Rolland wrote the plays that were later collected in two cycles: Les Tragedies de la foi (1913; "The Tragedies of Faith"), which contains Aert (1898); and Le Theatre de la revolution (1904), which includes a presentation of the Dreyfus Affair, Les Loups (1898; The Wolves), and Danton (1900).
Among the best - known Jacobins are Mirabeau, Robespierre, Danton, and Marat.
'Very hardworking,' she teased me, and then she added: 'I really hope you would run for the Senate one day, Danton. I know your political enemies would not like that.
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