Clément-Thomas, Jacques-Léonard

BORN 31 Dec 1809, Libourne, Gironde - DIED 18 Mar 1871, Paris
CAUSE OF DEATH killed by gunshots
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 04, ligne 01, AB, 16)

Jacques-Léonard Clément-Thomas volunteered for the army when he was twenty years old. During the July Monarchy he was involved in plotting and in 1835 he was arrested. He escaped from the Sainte-Pélagie Prison in Paris and lived in England until the political amnesty of 1837. In 1848 he was elected into the Constituent Assembly for Gironde. During the uprising of June 1848 he headed the National Guard of the Seine that repressed the revolt of the workers from the National Ateliers.

He was an opponent of Napoleon III's coup d'état of 1851 and he during the Second Empire he lived in Bergium and Luxembourg. After the fall of the empire in September 1870 he returned to Paris. During the siege of Paris he was commander in chief of the National Guard of the Seine. After participating in the failed Buzenval attempt to breakout if resigned on 13 February 1871. During the uprising of 13 March 1871 he was recognised in civilian clothes at the barricades of Montmartre. He was captured by the crowd and thrown on the corpse of General Claude Lecomte who had just been killed. Clement-Thomas was killed as well.

Their bodies remained exposed for two days and later they were buried in the same grave at Père Lachaise.

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The grave of Claude Martin Lecomte en Jacques-Léonard Clément-Thomas at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (24 Oct 2014)


• Gabrielli, Domenico, Dictionnaire Historique du Père-Lachaise, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles, Éditions de l'Amateur, Les, Paris, 2002
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Published: 16 Jan 2021
Last update: 05 Apr 2022