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Biography of Carlos Franqueville de Abancourt (1758-1792)


Minister of Luis XVI, born in Douai in 1758 and died in 1792. He was nephew of Calonne, and once adopted the principles of the revolution, obtained a rapid advancement in the military career. After the day of the June 20, 1792, was responsible for the Ministry of war. Accused in the August 10 meeting, was arrested and locked up in the prison of the force, then moved to Orleans, and finally died in Versailles on September 9 with the other prisoners who were brought from Paris.


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