Siege and Taking of the City of Lyon

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Title

Siege and Taking of the City of Lyon

Description

In September 1793, in response to the unwillingness of the municipal government of Lyon to enforce the legislature’s laws, the Republic sent the deputies and Committee of Public Safety members Georges Couthon and Jean–Marie Collot d’Herbois with a republican army to lay siege to the city and destroy all elements of "counterrevolution." The city surrendered on 9 October. Couthon, Collot, and local sans–culottes wrought a terrible vengeance, with some 209 persons being arrested, tried, and executed in the next two months. Numerous private homes and public buildings were razed. The revolutionaries renamed the city ville affranchie [Freed City], to represent the elimination of the poison of counterrevolution.

Creator

Pierre-Gabriel Berthault (engraver)
Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (engraver)
Jacques François Joseph Swebach (designer)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1802

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/498/|<span>Collection de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 47 (pièces 6357-6460), Ancien Régime et Révolution</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

498

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

24 x 29 cm

Title (French)

Siége et prise de la Ville de Lyon : le 9 Octobre 1793, ou 17 Vendemiaire An 2.e de la République

Citation

Pierre-Gabriel Berthault (engraver), Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (engraver), and Jacques François Joseph Swebach (designer), “Siege and Taking of the City of Lyon,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed March 6, 2021, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/498.