from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Marat, Jean Paul 1743-1793. Swiss-born French revolutionary who founded (1789) L'Ami du peuple, which supported the French Revolution. He was elected to the National Convention in 1792 but was assassinated in the following year by a Girondist.

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  • n. French revolutionary leader (born in Switzerland) who was a leader in overthrowing the Girondists and was stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday (1743-1793)


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