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Jean-Charles Pichegru

Jean-Charles Pichegru - revolution, paris, painting, french revolution, drawing, france, 1789
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Jean-Charles Pichegru (16 February 1761 - 5 April 1804) was a French general and political figure of the French Revolution and Revolutionary Wars.

Thermidor and Directory

Although a former associate of Saint-Just, Pichegru offered his services to the Thermidorian Reaction, and, after having received the title of Sauveur de la Patrie ("Saviour of the Motherland") from the National Convention, subdued the sans-culottes of Paris, when they rose in insurrection against the Convention on 12 Germinal (1 April).

Pichegru then took command of the armies of the North, the Sambre-and-Meuse, and the Rhine, and, crossing the Rhine in force, took Mannheim in May 1795. Although he had become a hero of the Revolution, he allowed his colleague Jourdan to be defeated, betrayed all his plans to the enemy, and took part in organizing a conspiracy for the return and crowning of Louis XVIII as King of France. The plans were suspected, and, when he offered his resignation to the Directory in October 1795, it promptly accepted (much to his surprise). He retired in disgrace, but secured his election to the Council of Five Hundred in May 1797 as a leader of the Royalists.

Coup attempts and death

He planned a coup d'├ętat known as the 18 Fructidor, but was arrested, and with fourteen others deported to Cayenne, French Guiana, in 1797. He escaped and fled to London in 1798, serving on General Aleksandr Rimsky-Korsakov's staff in the campaign of 1799.

He went to Paris in August 1803 with Georges Cadoudal to head a Royalist uprising against the First Consul, Napoleon Bonaparte. Betrayed by a friend, he was arrested on 28 February 1804, and was later found strangled in prison. It has often been asserted that he was murdered on the orders of Bonaparte, but there is no foundation for the story.
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Thermidor and Directory

Although a former associate of Saint-Just, Pichegru offered his services to the Thermidorian Reaction, and, after having received the title of Sauveur de la Patrie ("Saviour of the Motherland") from the National Convention, subdued the sans-culottes of Paris, when they rose in insurrection against the Convention on 12 Germinal (1 April).

Pichegru then took command of the armies of the North, the Sambre-and-Meuse, and the Rhine, and, crossing the Rhine in force, took Mannheim in May 1795. Although he had become a hero of the Revolution, he allowed his colleague Jourdan to be defeated, betrayed all his plans to the enemy, and took part in organizing a conspiracy for the return and crowning of Louis XVIII as King of France. The plans were suspected, and, when he offered his resignation to the Directory in October 1795, it promptly accepted (much to his surprise). He retired in disgrace, but secured his election to the Council of Five Hundred in May 1797 as a leader of the Royalists.

Coup attempts and death

He planned a coup d'├ętat known as the 18 Fructidor, but was arrested, and with fourteen others deported to Cayenne, French Guiana, in 1797. He escaped and fled to London in 1798, serving on General Aleksandr Rimsky-Korsakov's staff in the campaign of 1799.

He went to Paris in August 1803 with Georges Cadoudal to head a Royalist uprising against the First Consul, Napoleon Bonaparte. Betrayed by a friend, he was arrested on 28 February 1804, and was later found strangled in prison. It has often been asserted that he was murdered on the orders of Bonaparte, but there is no foundation for the story.
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Date Uploaded: October 09, 2009
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