Claire Lacombe

Lacombe, Claire


Born 1765 in Pamiers; year and place of death unknown. Figure in the Great French Revolution. Belonged to the enragé faction. An actress by profession.

Lacombe took part in the uprising of Aug. 10, 1792, and headed the Society of Revolutionary Republican Women (active in 1793). She demanded the establishment of the “maximum” (a system of compulsory prices and wages) and of terror against profiteers and counterrevolutionaries. She fought for equal rights for women. From April 1794 to August 1795 she was imprisoned.