Jacques-Pierre Brissot

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Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville (1754-1793) was a French journalist, abolitionist, and politician who played a prominent role in the French Revolution (1789-1799). A leader of the Girondins, a moderate political faction, Brissot was instrumental in embroiling France in the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802). He was also known for founding the Amis des Noirs, a French abolitionist society.

More about: Jacques-Pierre Brissot


  • 15 Jan 1754 - 31 Oct 1793
    Life of Jacques-Pierre Brissot, French abolitionist, journalist, revolutionary politician, and leader of the moderate Girondin faction.
  • 31 May 1793 - 2 Jun 1793
    The Insurrections of 31 May-02 June 1793 lead to the arrests of prominent Girondins and the political purge of their faction.
  • 2 Jun 1793
    Fall of the Girondins leaves revolutionary politics firmly under Jacobin control; beginning of the Federalist Revolts against Jacobin rule.
  • 31 Oct 1793
    21 leading Girondins, including Vergniaud and Brissot, are executed.