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Charlotte Corday vor dem Revolutionstribunal
Charlotte Corday vor dem Revolutionstribunal in Paris, 17. Juli 1793. Am 13. Juli 1793 hatte sie den Publizisten und Intellektuellen Jean Paul Marat (1743-1793) erstochen. Karikatur von James Gillray (1756-1815).
»Charlotte Corday standing before the judges of the Revolutionary Tribunal with the body of Marat which lying between them. She responds to the Tribunal: "Wretches, I did not expect to appear before you - I always thought that I should be delivered up to the rage of the people, torn in pieces, & that my head, stuck on the top of a pike, would have preceded Marat on his state bed, to serve as a rallying point to Frenchmen, if there still are any worthy of that name. But, happen what will, if I have the honours of the guillotine, & my clay-cold remains are buried, they will soon have conferred upon them the honours of the Pantheon; and my memory will be more honoured in France than that of Judith in Bethulia."«, Quelle: [16]

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