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Biography of Marie Charlotte Corday D'Armont


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Corday D'Armont, Marie Charlotte. Born in 1768 at St. Saturnin, Normandy, of a noble Norman family. Sympathized with the ideas of the French Revolution, but was horrified at its excesses. Visited Paris in July 1793, with the purpose, it is said, of assassinating Marat or Robespierre. Obtaining an interview with the former while in his bath, she stabbed him with a knife, was immediately apprehended, and executed four days afterwards.