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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Damiens, Robert François
The would-be assassin of Louis XV., born near Arras; aimed at the king as he was entering his carriage at Trianon, but failed to wound him mortally; was mercilessly tortured to death; was known before as Robert le Diable; his motive for the act was never known (1715-1757).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Damiens, Robert François'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/damiens-robert-franois.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.