Émile François Desiré Eudes

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Eudes, Émile François Desiré


Born Sept. 12, 1843, in Roncey; died Aug. 5,1888, in Paris. Member of the Paris Commune of 1871; Blanquist.

Eudes contributed to Blanquist publications and took an active part in the work of the organization that was founded by L. A. Blanqui in 1868 and 1869. For his participation in the Blanquist uprising that took place on Aug. 14,1870, in the la Villette quarter of Paris, he was sentenced to death; he was subsequently freed, however, as a result of the September Revolution of 1870. During the seige of Paris by Prussian troops, Eudes was the commander of a battalion of the National Guard. He played a prominent role in the uprising of Mar. 18, 1871. Eudes was a member of the Paris Commune and served on its executive and military commissions. He commanded one of the columns of the National Guard in its march on Versailles on Apr. 3 and 4,1871.

Eudes emigrated after the fall of the Commune, but he returned to France after the amnesty of 1880 was declared. Eudes was one of the leaders of the Blanquist Central Revolutionary Committee, which was formed in 1881.

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