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Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platière

Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platière - revolution, paris, painting, french revolution, drawing, france, 1789
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Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platière, better known simply as Madame Roland and born Marie-Jeanne Phlipon (17 March 1754 – 8 November 1793), was, together with her husband Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière, a supporter of the French Revolution and influential member of the Girondist faction. She fell out of favor during the Reign of Terror and died on the guillotine.

Imprisonment and death

Perhaps some of the most interesting days of Madame Roland’s life took place in prison as she struggled with her concept of a woman’s place in the nation of France after having been forced to lurk in the shadows to gain her own influence over the nation. Though she had earlier stated that she would "rather chew off (her own) fingers than become a writer," Madame Roland began writing her Memoirs during her stay in prison before being guillotined.

On 8 November 1793, she was conveyed to the guillotine. Before placing her head on the block, she bowed before the clay statue of Liberty in the Place de la Révolution, uttering the famous remark for which she is remembered:

O Liberté, que de crimes on commet en ton nom! (Oh Liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name!)

Two days after her execution, her husband, Jean Marie Roland, committed suicide on a country lane outside Rouen.
Marianne Uploaded by Marianne on . Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platière - Desktop Nexus People Download free wallpapers and background images: Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platière. Desktop Nexus People background ID 194577. Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platière, better known simply as Madame Roland and born Marie-Jeanne Phlipon (17 March 1754 – 8 November 1793), was, together with her husband Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière, a supporter of the French Revolution and influential member of the Girondist faction. She fell out of favor during the Reign of Terror and died on the guillotine.

Imprisonment and death

Perhaps some of the most interesting days of Madame Roland’s life took place in prison as she struggled with her concept of a woman’s place in the nation of France after having been forced to lurk in the shadows to gain her own influence over the nation. Though she had earlier stated that she would "rather chew off (her own) fingers than become a writer," Madame Roland began writing her Memoirs during her stay in prison before being guillotined.

On 8 November 1793, she was conveyed to the guillotine. Before placing her head on the block, she bowed before the clay statue of Liberty in the Place de la Révolution, uttering the famous remark for which she is remembered:

O Liberté, que de crimes on commet en ton nom! (Oh Liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name!)

Two days after her execution, her husband, Jean Marie Roland, committed suicide on a country lane outside Rouen.
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Uploaded By: Marianne
Date Uploaded: October 09, 2009
Filename: me_Roland-1920x1200.jpg
Original Resolution: 1920x1200
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Category: Political

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