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Antoine Quentin
[ahn-twan kahn-tan] /ɑ̃ˈtwan kɑ̃ˈtɛ̃/ (Show IPA), 1747?–95, French revolutionist: prosecutor during the Reign of Terror.
Historical Examples

Fouquier-Tinville afterward attained to a sombre fame in this position.
The Theory of Social Revolutions Brooks Adams

Fouquier-Tinville came next, and his trial did as much harm to his party in the spring as that of Carrier in the preceding autumn.
Lectures on the French Revolution John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

Weigh all this, and say whether Fouquier-Tinville did anything worse.
The Works of Honor de Balzac Honor de Balzac

Fouquier-Tinville’s questions had been ‘brutal;’ offended female honour flung them back on him, with scorn, not without tears.
The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle

Fouquier-Tinville’s questions had been “brutal;” offended female honour flung them back on him with scorn, not without tears.
Women of History Anonymous

Antoine Quentin (ɑ̃twan kɑ̃tɛ̃). 1746–95, French revolutionary; as public prosecutor (1793–94) during the Reign of Terror, he sanctioned the guillotining of Desmoulins, Danton, and Robespierre


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