The Condemned of the French Revolution

Intrigues, Conspiracies, battles, assassination attempts, hiding wayward priests, and a slew of other crimes and charges brought against the unfortunate and condemned people of the French Revolution breathes new life into these individuals.

Journalist and historian Louis M Prudhomme produced two books with a dictionary of names, their crimes, dates, birth places, occupations, place of execution of the condemned to death of the French Revolution mostly during the Reign of Terror. You can find and download both volumes at Google Books

I have embarked on this journey of putting together a database of the condemned of the French Revolution from Louis Prudhomme’s “ Dictionnaire des individus envoyés à la mort judiciairement: révolutionnairement et contre-révolutionn, pendand la révolution France (n.p.)Tome 1 & 2” and make all the recorded data available in an easy searchable database

  • Name
  • Age
  • Occupation (also includes position in society or military
  • Military info
  • Place of birth
  • Place of Residence
  • Crime and Charges
  • Date of sentence of death
  • place of trial
  • Court that presided over the trial.

This might include explicit descriptions of the charges brought against the individual, and extended occupation status. Unfortunately, not all individuals have the detailed crimes they were charged with. Some of the individuals have ‘bare bones’ of information.


  • Some of the departments recorded were renamed, no longer exists, or were divided into smaller departments.
  • Basse-Alpes – now Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04)
  • Charente-Inférieure – Charente-Maritime (17)
  • Loire-Inférieure- now Loire Atlantique (44)
  • Seine-Inférieure – now Seine-Maritime (76)
  • Corsica – divided into 2 new departments : Corse du Sud (20a) and Haute-Corse (20b)
  • Mayenne et Loire – now Maine et Loire (49)
  • Mont Blanc – No longer exists. Divided into two new departments: Savoie (73) and Haute-Savoie (74)
  • Meurthe – now Meurthe-en-Moselle (54)
  • Seine – divided into 4 new departments: Paris, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne
  • Seine et Oise – divided into 3 new departments: Essonne, Val-d’Oise, and Yvelines. Part of Seine et Oise became Val-de-Marne

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