Kersausie, Joachim René Théophile Guillard de

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Kersausie, Joachim René Théophile Guillard de

 

Born Nov. 13, 1798, in Guingamp; died Aug. 24, 1874. French revolutionary.

In the 1820’s, when he was an officer, Kersausie was a member of the Carbonari. He took part in the July Revolution of 1830, after which he completely devoted himself to revolutionary activity. Kersausie was one of the leaders of the republican Society of the Rights of Man, which was founded in 1832. He worked out a plan for the June Days of 1848 that was highly thought of by F. Engels. Engels wrote that Kersausie’s name would “go down in history as the name of the first barricade commander” (K. Marx and F. Engels, Soch., 2nd ed., vol. 5, p. 159). Kersausie took part in the antigovernment demonstration in Paris on June 13, 1849. During the same year, he emigrated. He took part in the defense of the Roman republic (proclaimed in 1849) against French interventionists.