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Madame Roland (Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platiere) (1754 – 1793)


Born Marie-Jeanne Phlipon and better known simply as Madame Roland, was, together with her husband Jean-Marie Roland de la Plati?re, a supporter of the French Revolution and influential member of the Girondist faction.
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I have been reading Madame Roland's memoirs and have come to the conclusion that she was a very over-rated woman; snobbish, vain, sentimental, envious — rather a German type. Her last days before her execution were spent in chronicling petty social snubs or triumphs of many years back. She was a democrat chiefly from envy of the noblesse.
O Liberté, que de crimes on commet en ton nom!
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