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  1. Jacques-Pierre (ʒakpjɛr). 1754–93, French journalist and revolutionary; leader of the Girondists: executed by the Jacobins
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Examples from the Web for brissot

Historical Examples

  • At this, Brissot whispered in my ear: 'It is the royal stable that she sees.

    Gerald Fitzgerald

    Charles James Lever

  • Once variste had made Vergniaud his god, Brissot his oracle.

    The Gods are Athirst

    Anatole France

  • Now both Brissot and Clavière were active figures in the Revolution.

  • Brissot, like Napoleon in 1815, built his hopes on the opposition.

    Lectures on the French Revolution

    John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

  • Brissot and several other members of the convention arrested in Paris.