Tridon Edme Marie Gustave

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Tridon Edme Marie Gustave

 

Born Jan. 1, 1841, in Châtillon-sur-Seine; died Aug. 29,1871, in Brussels. French revolutionary and Blanquist.

Tridon was a lawyer, a journalist, and the author of works on the history of the French Revolution. In 1865 he founded the newspaper Le Candide, to which A. Blanqui contributed under a pseudonym; the newspaper was quickly shut down by the authorities. Tridon joined the First International in 1866. In 1867 he was sentenced to 15 months in prison for his participation in a secret Blanquist organization. He became a member of the Paris Commune of 1871, serving on the Executive Commission and later on the Military Commission. He sided with the “minority” in the Commune. After the suppression of the Commune, Tridon emigrated to Belgium.

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