30 October 2016

Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (continued): #19: Félix Pyat

Félix Aimé Pyat (1810–89) was a journalist, playwright and active in the Commune de Paris. He is perhaps especially remembered for his rather farcical duel with Pierre-Joseph Proudhon in which two shots were fired but never reached a target. They shook hands afterwards. The two papers he founded in 1871, Le Combat and Le Vengeur, were both banned, although the latter made a reappearance during the Commune.

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