Champ de Mars

Title

Champ de Mars

Relation

https://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/1068/

Identifier

1068

Text

A military parade ground in southwestern Paris. Many large revolutionary festivals were held there, and in July 1791 one such demonstration sponsored by the Cordeliers Club resulted in the death of several republicans at the hands of the National Guard. This “massacre” pushed a further wedge between the more conservative constitutional monarchists and democratic republicans and split many of the clubs down the middle, but they emerged more united and more radical.

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Citation

“Champ de Mars,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed May 26, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/1068.