The Death of Marat (French: La Mort de Marat) is a 1793 painting in the Neoclassic style by Jacques-Louis David, is one of the most famous images of the French Revolution. This work refers to the assassination of radical journalist Jean-Paul Marat, killed on the 13th of July 1793 by Charlotte Corday, a French Revolutionary figure from a minor aristocratic family. Corday, who blamed Marat for theSeptember Massacres and feared an all out civil war, claimed “I killed one man to save 100,000.”

The Death of Marat (French: La Mort de Marat) is a 1793 painting in the Neoclassic style by Jacques-Louis David, is one of the most famous images of the French Revolution. This work refers to the assassination of radical journalist Jean-Paul Marat, killed on the 13th of July 1793 by Charlotte Corday, a French Revolutionary figure from a minor aristocratic family. Corday, who blamed Marat for theSeptember Massacres and feared an all out civil war, claimed “I killed one man to save 100,000.”

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