ANTOINE LOUIS LEON DE RICHEBOURG DE SAINT-JUST (1767-1794), French revolutionary leader, was born at Decize in the Nivernais on the 25th of August 1767.
This was agreed to, and Saint-Just was despatched to Strassburg, in company with another deputy, to superintend the military operations.
The euvres completes de Saint-Just have been edited with notes by C. Vellay (Paris, 1908).
"And I," savagely replied Saint-Just, "will make him carry his like a Saint Denis."
Composed of twelve members, re-eligible every month, and dominated by the triumvirate, Second Robespierre, Saint-Just and Couthon~ it was stronger committee than ever, since it obtained the right of appointing of public leaders, disposed of money, and muzzled the press, safety.
Meanwhile affairs in Paris looked gloomier than ever, and Robespierre recalled Saint-Just to the capital.
But there were no executions at Strassburg, and Saint-Just repressed the excesses of J.
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He entered into correspondence with Robespierre, who, flattered by his worship, admitted him to his friendship. Thus supported, Saint-Just became deputy of the department of Aisne to the National Convention, where he made his first speech on the condemnation of Louis XVI.
The conspiracy was defeated, and the armies of the Rhine and Moselle having been inspirited by success - Saint-Just himself taking a fearless part in the actual fighting - and having effected a junction, the frontier was delivered and Germany invaded.