Santerre, Antoine Joseph

Santerre, Antoine Joseph, a popular wealthy brewer, born in Paris; assisted at the fall of the Bastille; played a conspicuous part during the Revolution; became commander of the National Guard in 1792; proposed as a relief in famine that every citizen should live two days a week on potatoes, and that every man should hang his dog; conducted King Louis into the judgment, holding him by the arm; with a stamp of his foot ordered him to mount the guillotine; failed in quelling the insurrection in La Vendée, and was recalled; was made brigadier-general by Napoleon as a reward for keeping the peace which he would fain have disturbed on the 18th Brumaire in 1797 (1752-1809).

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

Santander * Santiago
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Santa-Anna, Antonio de
Santa Claus
Santa Cruz
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Santa Fé
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Santander
Santerre, Antoine Joseph
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Santiago de Compostella
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Santley, Charles
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