Of course you can count the Provisional government from tobut then that would be unfair to the Fourth Republic that came in afterwards. Some people wonder why a young lady was allowed into the presence of a naked man. Jean-Paul met his end, as everyone knows on July 13, sitting in his bath. Of course Jacques Louis David, the painter of great talent and even greater political flexibility, painted a picture of the episode. As Jean-Paul was writing down a note authorizing everyone on the new list to be killed, Charlotte yanked out a knife and a quick stab did the trick. But Charlotte was so persistent that he told his servants to let her in. Of course, you can also say it was in when Napoleon's family was bounced out and another republic the Third was declared.
But if you think about it and want to define the end of the revolution as we do ours - that is, when there was finally a government that they use today - then the French Revolution didn't really end until when France adopted their current constitution.
Some people wonder why a young lady was allowed into the presence of a naked man. One thing we can agree on, mes amisand that was that the physician and journalist Jean-Paul Marat was a real jerk. At least that's what the writing on the box said. But Charlotte Corday, a young lady from Caen, didn't know that. You can't tell the good guys or gals from the bad guys or gals. Was Marie Antoinette a good gal, but even more naive? He just flat out didn't like people and got his jollies chopping their heads off.
But now that you think of it, maybe it's better to say the French Revolution ended in when the Bourbons were kicked out and replaced with their cousins from Orleans. Charlotte got the usual speedy trial and went to the guillotine four days later. But this was France, after all, and no one thought anything about it. Return to CooperToons Home Page. Of course Jacques Louis David, the painter of great talent and even greater political flexibility, painted a picture of the episode. Return to CooperToons Soundbytes of History.