Montagnards - The Mountain (in French La Montagne) refers in the context of the history of the French Revolution to a political group, whose members, called Montagnards, sat on
the highest benches in the Assembly.
René Hébert (November 15, 1757 – March 24, 1794) was editor of the extreme radical newspaper, Le
Père Duchesne during the French Revolution. His followers are generally referred to in English as
Girondists -The Girondists were more a group of individuals holding certain
opinions and principles in common than an organized political party, and the name was at first somewhat loosely applied to
them because the most brilliant exponents of their point of view were deputies from the Gironde.