22 Facts About Albert Laponneraye


Albert Laponneraye was a French republican socialist and a journalist, popular historian, educator and editor of Robespierre's writings.

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Albert Laponneraye was a representative of the Neo-Babouvist tendency in the 1840s, along with Richard Lahautiere, Jean-Jacques Pillot and others.

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Albert Laponneraye combined Jacobin republicanism with egalitarian communism and anti-clericalism.

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Albert Laponneraye was influenced by the doctrines of Philippe Buonarroti and Etienne Cabet.

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Albert Laponneraye's father was Albert Philippe Dulin de la Ponneraye, an aristocrat and legitimist officer who had emigrated from 1791 to 1801.

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Albert Laponneraye's mother, Genevieve Delomais, was an unwed peasant girl.

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Albert Laponneraye was abandoned at the gates of the Tours orphanage by his parents.

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In 1830, Albert Laponneraye took an active part in the July Revolution, which overthrew the Restauration Bourbon king Charles X and replaced him with Louis Philippe, the duke of Orleans.

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Albert Laponneraye was convicted of exciting class hatred and sentenced to a year in prison and a fine of 1000 francs .

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Albert Laponneraye had reportedly met her in 1830, after he had written an article in the journal L'Universel protesting against a forgery of Robespierre's memoirs.

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In 1832 Albert Laponneraye had several long conversations with Charlotte Robespierre.

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Albert Laponneraye was sentenced to three years incarceration and the enormous fine of 3000 francs.

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Albert Laponneraye wrote a funeral oration for her which was delivered by a friend.

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Albert Laponneraye often launched ambitious multi-volume projects he could only partially complete.

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However, it is noteworthy that Albert Laponneraye, anticipating Marx to some extent, saw class struggles as the driving force of history and interpreted the French Revolution as the result of a class struggle between 'exploiters' and 'exploited'.

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Albert Laponneraye had already made several forays into pamphleteering and journalism.

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Albert Laponneraye avoided arrest for a few months, moving from city to city and occasionally spotted by police informers.

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Apparently the authorities eventually accepted that Albert Laponneraye had not been involved in the 'Society of the Seasons' plot.

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In 1847, Albert Laponneraye published the journal Revue Politique et Commerciale de la Mediterranee; the title suggests that he may have been trying for a broader, more middle-class audience.

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Albert Laponneraye welcomed it enthusiastically and threw himself into political journalism and organisational work.

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Albert Laponneraye contributed to L'Independant and, in October 1848, founded his own journal, La Voix du Peuple, to which his sister Zoe contributed.

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Albert Laponneraye was then living in Marseille, where he became president of the local branch of the Solidarite Republicaine.

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