Louis-Antoine de Saint-Just Timeline
25 Aug 1767
Louis-Antoine-Leon de Saint-Just, future Jacobin leader in the French Revolution, is born in central France.
Oct 1786 - Apr 1787
Saint-Just spends six months in a reformatory after running away to Paris with his mother's silver.
14 Jul 1790
Saint-Just attends the Festival of the Federation as a lieutenant-colonel in the National Guard.
Shortly after turning 25, Saint-Just is elected to the National Convention. He is the youngest member.
13 Nov 1792
Saint-Just gives his maiden speech, arguing for the immediate execution of King Louis XVI of France.
30 May 1793
Saint-Just is added to the Committee of Public Safety.
Oct 1793 - Dec 1793
Saint-Just and Le Bas go to Alsace to discipline the French Army of the Rhine.
6 Oct 1793
Saint-Just and his colleagues finish work on the Constitution of 1793, the most democratic constitution of its day, after only 8 days.
19 Feb 1794 - 6 Mar 1794
Saint-Just serves as president of the National Convention, drafts the radical Ventôse Decrees.
5 Apr 1794
Saint-Just plays a major role in the downfall and execution of Georges Danton; his zealous support for the Reign of Terror earns him the nickname "Archangel of Terror".
24 Jun 1794
The French are victorious at the Battle of Fleurus; their armies remain ascendent for the rest of the War of the First Coalition.
27 Jul 1794
Robespierre and his followers are denounced by the National Convention and declared to be outlaws.
28 Jul 1794
Execution of Robespierre, Saint-Just, and Couthon; end to the Terror, beginning of the Thermidorian Reaction.