See also:Paris from 1788 to 1795, was the son of
See also:Charles Sanson or Longval, who received in 1688 the
See also:office of executeur
See also:des hautes euvres de Paris, which became hereditary in his
See also:family . Sanson's
See also:brothers exercised the same
See also:trade in other towns . In the last days of 1789
See also:Gorsas in the Courtier de Paris accused Sanson of harbouring a Royalist
See also:press in his
See also:house . Sanson was brought to trial, but acquitted, and Gorsas withdrew the accusation . After the execution of
See also:Louis XVI., a statement by Sanson was inserted in the Thermometre politique (13th
See also:February 1793) in contradiction of the false statements made in respect of the
See also:king's behaviour when confronted with
See also:death . He surrendered his office in 1795 to his son
See also:Henri, who had been his
See also:deputy for some
See also:time, and held his
See also:father's office till his death in 184o . There is no record of the elder Sanson's death . Henri's son
See also:Clement Henri was the last of the family to hold the office . The romantic tales told of C . H . Sanson have their origin in the apocryphal Memoires pour servir a l'histoire de la Revolution Franyaise
See also:par Sanson (2 vols., 1829; another ed., 1831), of which a few pages of introduction emanate from Balzac, and some other
See also:matter from Lheritier de l'
See also:Ain . Other Memoires of Sanson, edited by A .
See also:Gregoire (ps. for V . Lombard) in 183o, and by M. d'Olbreuze (6 vols., 1862—1863) are equally fictitious . The few facts definitely ascertainable are collected by G . Lenotre in La
See also:Guillotine pendant la Revolution (1893) . Cf . M .
See also:Tourneux, Bibliographie de l'histoire de Paris .. . (189o, &c.), vol. i . Nos . 3963-3965, and vol. iv., s.v .
NICOLAS SANSON (1600-1667)
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