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Today, 26 of August, in 1789 was published by the National Constituent Assembly the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.

Today, 26 of August, in 1789 was published by the National Constituent Assembly the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.

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Look at this magnificent work by Lasbleiz JulienMarie ! a couple of artists. This is look so real, and I just have no words to describe this ! 

Look at this magnificent work by Lasbleiz JulienMarie ! a couple of artists. 
This is look so real, and I just have no words to describe this ! 

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L’Ami Du Peuple by Marat

i-was-promised-tea:

L’Ami Du Peuple by Marat


An engraving of Robespierre by Chrétien

An engraving of Robespierre by Chrétien

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“A man who has been anathema for a long time escaped today from his underground hideout to try to consolidate the victory in your hands.”
— Jean-Paul Marat on the evening of 10 August 1792 (via bunniesandbeheadings)
“The solemn manner in which [the people of Paris] proceeded towards this great action was as sublime as were its motives and its objectives. The sections of Paris, in permanent session since the proclamation of the patrie en danger [on 11 July]…had themselves publicly rehearsed the motives and indicated the moment for this courageous undertaking. They planned it with a unity which only the friends of liberty can display. It was not a purposeless riot stirred up by a few firebrands; it was not a conspiracy shrouded in mystery; deliberations were in the open, in the presence of the nation; the day and the plan of the insurrection were indicated by wall posters. It was the entire people which exercised its rights!”
— Maximilien Robespierre on the journée of 10 August, published in his journal Le Defenseur du Peuple.  (via bunniesandbeheadings)

You have learnt from the journals of the news of August 10th. It only remains for me to tell you of that which concerns myself. My friend, Danton, has become Minister of Justice, by the grace of the cannon; this bloody day meant for both of us that we should rise or fall together. He said in the National Assembly: “If I had been vanquished, I should have been a criminal.

Camille Desmoulins

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When the work of the diplomatists ends, that of the soldiers begins; and it is unreasonable to reproach Robespierre for not marching with Santerre, on August 10, to the attack of the Tuileries. Neither did Danton. Many narratives exist of the events of that day…But the most elaborate inquiry into the horrible and heroic incidents of the day has not discovered a single trace of Robespierre. His enemies afterwards accused him of hiding as they had done a year ago. His admirers secured him a medal that was given to all members of the Commune who had taken part in the destruction of tyranny. Both were beside the mark. Robespierre probably stayed home, as most people did that day, prompted by a natural caution, and incapacity for violence. From his house in the rue Saint-Honore he could see the crowds coming and going, hear the sounds of firing a street or two away, and easily keep himself informed of every turn of events.

J.M Thompson, Robespierre

When the work of the diplomatists ends, that of the soldiers begins; and it is unreasonable to reproach Robespierre for not marching with Santerre, on August 10, to the attack of the Tuileries. Neither did Danton. Many narratives exist of the events of that day…But the most elaborate inquiry into the horrible and heroic incidents of the day has not discovered a single trace of Robespierre. His enemies afterwards accused him of hiding as they had done a year ago. His admirers secured him a medal that was given to all members of the Commune who had taken part in the destruction of tyranny. Both were beside the mark. Robespierre probably stayed home, as most people did that day, prompted by a natural caution, and incapacity for violence. From his house in the rue Saint-Honore he could see the crowds coming and going, hear the sounds of firing a street or two away, and easily keep himself informed of every turn of events.

J.M Thompson, Robespierre

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Storming of the Tuileries during the French Revolution, 1792, by Jean Duplessis-Bertaux in 1793.

historicaltimes:

Storming of the Tuileries during the French Revolution, 1792, by Jean Duplessis-Bertaux in 1793.