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Couthon, George, French revolutionist, was born at Orcet, in Auvergne, in 1756. Brought up to the law, he became a member of the National Assembly and Convention, where he displayed a most vindictive spirit, urging, as a friend of Robespierre, both the death of the king and measures of atrocious cruelty, especially at Lyons, where, as a member of the Committee of Public Safety, he crushed an insurrection with an iron hand. He was guillotined in 1794, along with Robespierre and other incendiary leaders.