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Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicolas Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet

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1743 - 1794


Historical Period:
The 18th Century


Condorcet was a mathematician, a philosophe, permanent secretary of the French Academy of Sciences (from 1776), and a politician during the French Revolution. He was active in a number of committees which drew up legislation during the Revolution (especially on public education and constitutional reform) but became a victim of Jacobin repression when the liberal Girondin group was expelled from the Convention.



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