- Fran·çois No·ël [frahn-swa noh-el] /frɑ̃ˈswa noʊˈɛl/, Gracchus Babeuf, 1760–97, French revolutionary.
Origin of Babeuf
First recorded in 1840–50
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How happy he would be if he could pass in the latter for Constantine, and in the former for Babeuf!Napoleon the Little
The Babeuf conspiracy was discovered by the council of 500 in Paris.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology
The defect in principle of the Constitution was the origin of Babeuf's conspiracy.The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III.
Mably and Morelly had their disciples in Babeuf and the socialists.The Idea of Progress
J. B. Bury
Because I am "by nature" a man I have an equal right to the enjoyment of all goods, says Babeuf.The Ego and His Own
- François Noël (frɑ̃swa nɔɛl) 1760–97, French political agitator: plotted unsuccessfully to destroy the Directory and establish a communistic system
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