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La Mort de Marat, by Jacques-Louis David (1748 – 1825)

This is an election year in France (please click) and WordPress author “Becoming Madame” has published an essential post on the subject. I have to let you know about this post. 

Jean-Paul Marat (24 May 1743 – 13 July 1793) was a “radical voice.” He escaped the guillotine, but was killed by Charlotte Corday on July 13, 1793. He was working in his bathtub where he found relief from a debilitating and itchy skin disease, probably dermatitis herpetiformis or Duhring’s disease, not caused by the herpes virus.


Marie-Anne Charlotte de Corday d’Armont (27 July 1768 – 17 July 1793) being led to her execution, by famed Venezuelan artist Arturo Michelena (16 June 1863 – 29 July 1898)

 Berlioz – La Marseillaise (please click)