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 (mîr′ə-bō′, mē-rä-bō′), Comte de Title of Honoré Gabriel Riqueti. 1749-1791.
French revolutionist. As a member of the States-General (1789-1791) he attempted to create a constitutional monarchy.
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(French mirabo)
(Biography) Comte de, title of Honoré-Gabriel Riqueti. 1749–91, French Revolutionary politician
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(ˈmɪr əˌboʊ)

Honoré Gabriel Victor Riqueti, Count de, 1749–91, French Revolutionary statesman and orator.
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Noun1.Mirabeau - French revolutionary who was prominent in the early days of the French Revolution (1749-1791)Mirabeau - French revolutionary who was prominent in the early days of the French Revolution (1749-1791)
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Deeds of violence, brutalities, contusions, fractures; this is the work of the revolutions from Luther to Mirabeau. Mutilations, amputations, dislocation of the joints, "restorations"; this is the Greek, Roman, and barbarian work of professors according to Vitruvius and Vignole.
"Are there any stories connected with this prison besides the one relating to the poisoning of Mirabeau?" asked the count; "are there any traditions respecting these dismal abodes, -- in which it is difficult to believe men can ever have imprisoned their fellow-creatures?"
It is said that Mirabeau took to highway robbery "to ascertain what degree of resolution was necessary in order to place one's self in formal opposition to the most sacred laws of society." He declared that "a soldier who fights in the ranks does not require half so much courage as a footpad" -- "that honor and religion have never stood in the way of a well-considered and a firm resolve." This was manly, as the world goes; and yet it was idle, if not desperate.
It has been complained of our brilliant English historian of the French Revolution that when he has told all his facts about Mirabeau, they do not justify his estimate of his genius.
There comes a Mirabeau or a Danton, a Robespierre or a Napoleon, or proconsuls, or an emperor, and there is an end of deliberations and debates.
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