Georges-Jacques Danton, 1759-1794

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History Today
Vol. 9, no. 7 (July 1959), p. 473-481

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In the Autumn of 1792, as Lamartine wrote, the "national heart of France seemed to beat in Danton's breast." Eighteen months later, Danton went to the scaffold, crying: "Show my head to the people; it is well worth it!"