From Prairial to Pop Culture. Day Twenty-seven. Women worthies

street-in-le-marais Paris

Which of the following noteworthy women of revolutionary France has a square named in her honor in the chic Marais neighborhood of Paris?

  1. Olympe de Gouges: playwright, author of Déclaration des droits de la Femme et de la citoyenne(1791), who was executed for seditious behavior and conspiring to reinstate the monarchy in November 1793.
  2. Queen Marie-Antoinette of France, who was executed for treason in October 1793.
  3. Marie-Jeanne Roland: diarist and author of vast political correspondence, and salonnière, who was executed for seditious speech and conspiring against the republic in November 1793.
  4. The Princesse de Lamballe, wife of the Prince de Lamballe–heir to the greatest fortune in France–who was member of an ancient family of Savoy and an intimate of Queen Marie-Antoinette at Versailles. She was beheaded during the September Massacres of 1792.
  5. All of the above.

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