20 All people are equal

The Prussian Jean-Baptiste Baron Cloots (1755-1794) was one of the many remarkable figures from the French Revolution. In 1790 he was at the head of an ‘embassy’ of foreigners that manifested universal support for the revolution at the French Assemblée. Henceforth, he went by the name of Anacharsis (after a book that was well-known at the time) and ‘l’Orateur du Genre-humain’ – also the title of a pamphlet (1791), in which he defended France against the rest of the world. He proclaimed full equality and condemned revealed religions.

L’Orateur du genre-humain, ou dépêche du Prussien Cloots au Prussien Hertzberg

L’orateur du genre-humain, ou dépêche du Prussien Cloots au Prussien Hertzberg
Anacharsis Cloots
Paris: Desenne, 1791
Book, 20 x 13

Date: 
1791
Number: 
20

Location

Paris
France