Jordan, Camille, born at Lyons in 1771, became a strong supporter of the Royalist cause, and when Lyons was taken by the Convention in1793 had to fly for his life to Switzerland, and thence to England. Returning to France in 1796, he sat in the Council of the Five Hundred, but had to escape by exile the coup d'etat of the 18th Fructidor. Though he boldly denounced Napoleon, he was allowed to come back and live peacefully at Lyons, writing much on German literature. The Restoration brought him rank and political position, which he used to resist reactionary measures in. the Chamber. He died in 1821.