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Cathelineau, Jacques, was born in 1758, and exercised the trade of a weaver at Pin-en-Mauges, when in 1793 an insurrection broke out amongst the young men who had been drawn for the conscription. Though as a married man he was not liable to serve, he put himself at the head of the movement. His success in attacking several republican posts led to his speedy promotion to the supreme command of the Vendean forces. He ventured to make an assault on Nantes (June 29, 1793), but was repulsed and killed. His courage, honesty, and simplicity caused him to be venerated by the royalist peasants, who called him "The Saint of Anjou."