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Bastille   The royal prison in Paris. On 14th July 1789 a mob stormed the prison. This seriously weakened the authority of the French king and marked the beginning of the French Revolution.

Danton, Georges   (1759–94) A leading Jacobin, who attempted to provide a moderating influence on its more radical members. He was himself arrested and guillotined during the Reign of Terror.

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