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This is the plaque to the left of the door, which exemplifies the complex history of virtually any site in Paris. "Here was the former convent of the Company of Cordeliers of human rights and citizens known as the Club des Cordeliers; meetings were held 1791-1794."
The Cordeliers, also known as the Club of the Cordeliers (Club des Cordeliers) and formally known as the Society of the Friends of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, comprised a populist society during the French Revolution. It was responsible for the popularizing of the creed, "Liberté, égalité, et fraternité." Members included not only Desmoulins, but also Georges Jacques Danton (1759-1794; a leading figure of the Revolution who himself, like so many others, was guillotined by Robespierre); and Jean-Paul Marat (1743-1793, a physician-scientist whose scientific theories were ridiculed by Lavoisier and whose consequent ire ensured that Lavoisier was guillotined. He was murdered in his bathtub in 1793).