Seeds of Fire: A People’s Chronology
Recalling events that happened on this day in history.
Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Compiled by Ulli Diemer
July 13, 1793
The French revolutionary and radical democrat Jean-Paul Marat (1743-1793), is assassinated by a royalist sympathizer. A physician and scientist, Marat threw himself into full-time political activity upon the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789. He published his own paper, L’Ami du peuple (“The Friend of the People”) which advocated a consistently radical position.