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Favras, Thomas de Mahay, Marquis de (1744-1790)

Favras, Thomas de Mahay

Favras, Thomas de Mahay

On his deathbed his last words were – "I see that you have made three spelling mistakes." 

The Marquis de Favras was caught by the radicals of the French Revolution as he plotted to help Louis XVI escape. Convicted of treason after a two month trial, he was handed his official death sentence by the court clerk as he was led to the scaffold.