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Q: Women guillotined in French revolution ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Women guillotined in French revolution
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: jimzo-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 14 Jul 2005 16:29 PDT
Expires: 13 Aug 2005 16:29 PDT
Question ID: 543643
I need names and a little information about women who were guillotined
in France at the time of the French Revolution, other than the obvious
ones like Marie Antoinette. For your efforts, I will give you ten more
dollars as a tip if you answer this.
Subject: Re: Women guillotined in French revolution
Answered By: justaskscott-ga on 14 Jul 2005 17:22 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello jimzo,

Some notable women executed by guillotine during the French
Revolution, aside from Marie Antoinette, were: Charlotte Corday, the
killer of Marat; Olympes de Gouges (Marie Gouze), monarchist and
feminist; Anne Leclerc, the first woman executed by guillotine; and
Madame Roland (Manon Phlipon), a Girondin.

"Viva la Victime - Guillotine Gallery"
The Chapel Perilous

"Editorial Notes to Mary Robinson's Letter to the Women of England"
[discussing Corday and Roland and mentioning de Gouges]
Romantic Circles

"Names Related to the Guillotine" [including Corday and Leclerc]
The Guillotine Headquarters

If you understand some French -- even high school French will do --
you will also be interested in the following two collections, which
include these women, and in one case includes many people guillotined
during that period.

"Palmarès 1792"

Les Guillotinés de la Révolution Française

- justaskscott

Search strategy --

I searched initially on Google for:

women guillotine

I then started to construct searches on Google to find information on
women who had been guillotined, e.g.:

women guillotine "de gouges"
"de gouges" corday
"leclerc anne" OR "anne leclerc"

Clarification of Answer by justaskscott-ga on 14 Jul 2005 23:53 PDT
Thank you for the good comment, rating, and tip.

In response to your question: It took me about 50 minutes to find this
information and write it up as answer.

Clarification of Answer by justaskscott-ga on 14 Jul 2005 23:54 PDT
Sorry, I meant: "... as an answer."  It's late, and my grammar is going to pieces.
jimzo-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
This is quite good. I wish there was a bit more information on each of
the women and maybe some more names. But as is, it is very useful and
good. Thank you for this great information. About how long did it take
to find all the names and info on them?

Subject: Re: Women guillotined in French revolution
From: le_gritche-ga on 28 Aug 2005 18:18 PDT
>"Anne Leclerc, the first woman executed by guillotine"
the website states she was a "receleuse", that's when you didn't steal
an object but you are caught with the stolen object, I don't know the
english word for that.
In "Le Quid" (famous french encyclopedy) they wrote about a book
called "histoire générale et impartiale de la révolution" written in
1797, that stated 2567 women were killed by guillotine (the book wrote
that 18613 people were killed by guillotine during the Revolution)
The 2567 are :
- 750 women
- 1467 married to a farmer or handworker
- 350 religious women ("religieuses")

Strange categories but in 1797 they probably used different social
categories than now.

Off topic but the last woman killed by guillotine was the 21/04/1949
(Germaine Godefroy, she killed her husband with an axe). Last woman
comdamned to be killed by guillotine was the 26/06/1973 (Marie-Claire
Emma, she stabbed her husband). As some others at the time, the
conviction became a life sentence in jail.

This is also from le "Quid" (year 1995).

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