Babeuf



François Noël
[frahn-swa noh-el] /frɑ̃ˈswa noʊˈɛl/ (Show IPA), (Gracchus Babeuf) 1760–97, French revolutionary.
Historical Examples

How happy he would be if he could pass in the latter for Constantine, and in the former for Babeuf!
Napoleon the Little Victor Hugo

The Babeuf conspiracy was discovered by the council of 500 in Paris.
The Every Day Book of History and Chronology Joel Munsell

May 11, 1796, was fixed for seizing on the government, and Babeuf had prepared his Proclamation of the socialistic millennium.
The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. Thomas Paine

The defect in principle of the Constitution was the origin of Babeuf’s conspiracy.
The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. Thomas Paine

Babeuf’s character has perhaps been sufficiently indicated above.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 Various

Buonarotti, formerly Babeuf’s accomplice, preached Communism.
George Sand, Some Aspects of Her Life and Writings Rene Doumic

Because I am “by nature” a man I have an equal right to the enjoyment of all goods, says Babeuf.
The Ego and His Own Max Stirner

Babeuf is a speculator to Cartouche; Marat is an aristocrat to Schinderhannes.
Les Misrables Victor Hugo

The trial of Babeuf and the others, begun at Vendme on the 20th of February 1797, lasted two months.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 Various

Eulogies are here pronounced on Robespierre and on Babeuf himself; they demand the levy en masse and the disarming of “suspects.”
The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 4 (of 6) Hippolyte A. Taine

noun
François Noël (frɑ̃swa nɔɛl) 1760–97, French political agitator: plotted unsuccessfully to destroy the Directory and establish a communistic system

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