Charles Victor Jaclard

Jaclard, Charles Victor


Born Dec. 18, 1840, in Metz; died Apr. 14, 1903, in Paris. Communard.

Jaclard sided with the Blanquists. He took part in the Paris uprising of Oct. 31, 1870, against the capitulation policy of the Government of National Defense. During the insurrection of Mar. 18, 1871, he led the armed forces of workers in the Montmartre area, was elected to the central committee of the National Guard, and for a while commanded the 17th Legion. Jaclard demonstrated great courage in battles with the sup-porters of the Versailles government. He was arrested after the defeat of the Commune but escaped from custody and emigrated to Switzerland. In 1874 he moved to Russia, the homeland of his wife, A. V. Korvin-Krukovskaia. He contributed to the journals Slovo and Delo and became friendly with the Narodniks. Jaclard returned to France after the amnesty of 1880.