Pierre-François-Joseph Robert
Pierre-François-Joseph Robert (1763–1826) was a French lawyer, politician and professor of public law at the société philosophique, journalist.


Robert was secretary to Georges Danton
Georges Danton
Georges Jacques Danton was leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution and the first President of the Committee of Public Safety. Danton's role in the onset of the Revolution has been disputed; many historians describe him as "the chief force in theoverthrow of the monarchy and the...

 for a time, and was above all interested in financial affairs, working as a munitions supplier to the French army until 1808. He was the son of Jean-François Robert and Catherine Douhomme. He married Louise-Félicité de Kéralio
Louise-Félicité de Kéralio
Louise-Félicité Guynement de Kéralio was a French writer and feminist, originating from the minor Breton nobility. She was the daughter of Louis-Félix Guynement de Kéralio and his wife Françoise Abeille...

 and their daughter, Adélaïde Robert, married the famous Belgian musicologist François-Joseph Fétis
François-Joseph Fétis
François-Joseph Fétis was a Belgian musicologist, composer, critic and teacher. He was one of the most influential music critics of the 19th century, and his enormous compilation of biographical data in the Biographie universelle des musiciens remains an important source of information today...


In July 1790 he was one of the founders of the Société des Amis des Droits de l’Homme et du citoyen, and was also inscribed among the members of the Société des amis de la Constitution, the Société Fraternelle des Jacobins
Jacobin (politics)
A Jacobin , in the context of the French Revolution, was a member of the Jacobin Club, a revolutionary far-left political movement. The Jacobin Club was the most famous political club of the French Revolution. So called from the Dominican convent where they originally met, in the Rue St. Jacques ,...

 and the Club des indulgents. In April 1791, he became president of the Cordeliers
The Cordeliers, also known as the Club of the Cordeliers, Cordeliers Club, or Club des Cordeliers and formally as the Society of the Friends of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen , was a populist club during the French Revolution.-History:The club had its origins in the Cordeliers district, a...

 and, under his influence, women were admitted. In May 1791, François Robert was in charge of federating the popular socieites within a central committee, of which he was elected president - however, the Jacobins refused to adhere to his central committee. He was himself elected to the National Convention
National Convention
During the French Revolution, the National Convention or Convention, in France, comprised the constitutional and legislative assembly which sat from 20 September 1792 to 26 October 1795 . It held executive power in France during the first years of the French First Republic...

 as deputy for Paris and voted for the death of Louis XVI on 20 January 1793. Thus, on the Bourbon Restoration
Bourbon Restoration
The Bourbon Restoration is the name given to the period following the successive events of the French Revolution , the end of the First Republic , and then the forcible end of the First French Empire under Napoleon  – when a coalition of European powers restored by arms the monarchy to the...

, he was forced to leave France in 1815 and ended up as a liqueur merchant in Belgium, though he was named sub-prefect of Rocroi
Rocroi is a commune in the Ardennes department in northern France.The center was a fortified city, the walls of which are in the shape of a stylised star. The Battle of Rocroi was fought here.-Population:-External links:*...

 during the Hundred Days
Hundred Days
The Hundred Days, sometimes known as the Hundred Days of Napoleon or Napoleon's Hundred Days for specificity, marked the period between Emperor Napoleon I of France's return from exile on Elba to Paris on 20 March 1815 and the second restoration of King Louis XVIII on 8 July 1815...



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