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The Committee of Public Safety By : Ryan Torrey

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The most prominent members of the committee


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.

Hebertistis -Jacques René Hébert (November 15, 1757March 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 the "Hebertists".

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.