Philippe de Commines (1447-1511)
Political adviser to Louis XI as well as a diplomat and historian, the Memoirs ...of Philippe de Commines constitute important testimonies to the reigns of Charles VII, Louis XI and Charles VIII.
Robespierre (1758 – 1794)
"Incorruptible” according to some and a "bloodthirsty dictator" according to ...others, Robespierre was known for advocating democratic reforms, but also for his Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. Today, he remains a major controversial figure of this period.