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Dan·ton(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)
(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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Georges Jacques, 1759–94, French Revolutionary leader.
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|Noun||1.||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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