Drownings at Nantes


The Drownings at Nantes were a series of mass killings that took place in Nantes, France from November 1793 to February 1794 during the Reign of Terror. Overseen by Jean-Baptiste Carrier, the representative-on-mission from Paris, thousands of “counter-revolutionary” prisoners were taken out on barges to the middle of the Loire River where they were sunk.

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  • Nov 1793 - Feb 1794
    The drownings at Nantes occur on the Loire River; between 1,800 and 10,000 clergy, counter-revolutionary suspects and Vendean rebels are killed.