Who is Louis de Saint-Just?

Who is Louis de Saint-Just?

June 25, 2021 Off By Felso

Saint Just, a lieutenant colonel of the national guard who entered the provisional assembly in 1792, belonged to the Montagnard group, the far left wing of the Jacobins. He was called the angel of revolution because he was handsome and did not take bribes.

Saint Just, Robespierre’s right-hand man and director of the executive committee during the Jacobin dictatorship, was also one of 12 members of the Public Safety Committee. He was the most ardent member of the Robespierre group, which held power between 1793 and 1794. He played a major role in the overthrow of the Girondins and the trial and execution of Hebert and Danton. He later became the interim parliamentary speaker. During the last days of Jacobin rule, he disagreed with Robespierre on some issues. However, she did not leave him. His paper was forcibly taken from him while he was giving a speech at 9 Thermidor. He did not resist the provisional councillors. Saint Just was speechless as Robespierre tried to resist. This behavior is still not well understood. He was sent to the guillotine with Robespierre on 28 July 1794. Louise (Antoine Leon) Saint Just is one of the most important revolutionaries of the French Revolution.

Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer Yıldırım
Source: Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM)