Jean-Paul Marat

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Birthday
24, 1743
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jul 13, 1793 (50)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
24, 1743
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jul 13, 1793 (50)

About

Physician, political theorist and scientist who was onne of the more radical voices during the French Revolution. He became an icon and revolutionary martyr to the Jacobins after his murder.

Before Fame

Despite never gaining any formal qualifications, he gained prominence as a doctor, publishing a paper on the cure for gonorrhea.

Trivia

He was assassinated in his bathtub during the French Revolution, which was portrayed in a famous painting by Jacques-Louis David.

Family Life

His mother, Louise Cabrol, was a French Huguenot.

Associated With

Edmund Burke opposed the French Revolution, as well as Marat's revolutionary efforts.