Louise Michel, revolutionary writer – Le Temps

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On March 18, 1871, the Paris Commune began. The establishment of an insurrectionary government, the first proletarian revolutionary power, will end in blood. This movement in favor of democracy is notably carried by a woman: Louise Michel, teacher and writer, bastard girl, “Red Virgin” and “Almost Joan of Arc”, as she was nicknamed, was deported to New Caledonia during seven years, between 1873 and 1880, for having challenged the state.

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