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Delescluze, Louis Charles (1809-1871), a French Communist, born at Dreux. He studied law at Paris about 1830, and, becoming a journalist, adopted advanced political views and took part in revolutionary movements. He was imprisoned and fined and sentenced to banishment for revolutionary articles. He escaped to England, but, returning to France in 1853, he was imprisoned and banished to Cayenne. He returned to France in 1869, and became a prominent member of the Commune in 1871, when he was shot at a barricade. Besides his fugitive writings, he wrote De Paris a Cayenne, Journal d'un Transporte.