Desèze (17501828)

Desèze, a French advocate, had the courage, along with advocate Tronchet, to defend Louis XVI. when dragged to judgment by the Convention, and who, honourably fulfilling his perilous office, pled for the space of three hours, an honourable pleading “composed almost overnight; courageous, yet discreet; not without ingenuity, and soft pathetic eloquence”; he was imprisoned for a time, but escaped the scaffold; on the return of the Bourbons he was made a peer (17501828).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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