Chauveau-Lagarde, Claude François de

BORN 21 Jan 1756, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir - DIED 28 Feb 1841, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière du Montparnasse, 3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet (division 01)

Claude Francóis de Chauveau-Lagarde was the son of the wig maker Pierre Chauveau. He studied law in Paris and was already a well known lawyer when the French Revolution started. In May 1793 he defended general Francisco de Miranda before the Ravolutionbary Tribunal. His client was aquitted but Marat stated that he had defended a culprit. His defense of Marie Antoinee didn't save her, but he afterwards was accused of having defended her too well. He also defended Charlotte Corday but it was clear to him from the start that she would be found guilty of the murder of Marat.

On 10 June 1794 a law was passed that prevented the accused from using lawyers and he withdrew to Chartres. There he was arrested because he was considered to bee too friendly towards counter-revolutionaries. On 27 July 1794 he was released. For his part in the royal insurrection of 5 October 1795 he was sentenced to death in absence, but the sentenced was overturned. He returned to his profession and in 1797 he defended Charles Brottier.

In 1806 he was appointed lawyer at the Council of State and at the Court of Cassation. After the restoration he was a lawyer at the King's Council. He receive the Légion d'honneur on 23 August 1814. In 1816 he defended Jean-Géard Bonnaire and in 1826 François-André Isambert. He died in 1841 in Paris.

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• worked for Marie Antoinette, queen of France


The grave of Claude François de Chauveau-Lagarde at the Montparnasse cemetery, Paris.
Picture by Androom (01 Nov 2018)


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Claude François Chauveau-Lagarde — Wikipédia

Chauviré, Yvette

Published: 06 Dec 2020
Last update: 06 Dec 2020