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Who were the prisoners in the Bastille?

At the time it was stormed, there were seven. Jean Antoine Pujade,  Bernard Laroche, Jean Béchade and Jean La Corrège were forgers;  they were recaptured and put back in a (MORE)

Who was a prisoner in the Bastille?

Among the more prominent convicts of the late 1780s were Latude, a notorious and querulous swindler; the quack and alchemist Count Cagliostro; the diplomat and general Dumouri (MORE)
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When was the Bastille destroyed?

The Bastille started being demolished the very next day after its July 14, 1789 storming by the Parisian revolutionaries.   That happened on July 14th 1789 and meant the b (MORE)

How did the BASTILLE get destroyed?

Because of the storming of the Bastille on July 14th, 1789.   During the reign of Louis XVI, France faced a major financial crisis, triggered by the cost of intervening in (MORE)

Purpose of Bastille?

a) Fortress guarding the East of Paris (as the Louvre guarded the West), part of the city walls. b) When the city outgrew the walls, it became a barracks and a prison c) b (MORE)

Why is the Bastille named the Bastille?

The Bastille was originally named Bastille Saint-Antoine and located at 232 Rue (street) Saint Antoine. So it was named after it's location. It was built as a fort during the (MORE)

What is Bastile Day?

Yes, it's a French holiday. Think of it as the 4th of July for the French. Bastille Day represents the French Revolution in 1789 against the tyranny of King Louis XVI, who had (MORE)

What is Bastille Day?

In France, the 14th of July is called "Bastille day" or "le quatorze juillet" (or Fête Nationale). It commemorates a celebration in 1790, which itself honored the day in 17 (MORE)

When was the Bastille raided?

The storming of the Bastille on July 14th, 1789 occured because the people felt the need to arm themselves and arms were stored up at the Bastille.   During the reign of Lo (MORE)
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What are facts about the Bastille?

Louis XIII first used it as a State Prison.The Key to the Bastille was presented to George Washington in 1790.It was built by Charles V between 1370 and 1383.Voltaire was once (MORE)