Augustin Joseph Caron

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Augustin-Joseph Caron

Augustin Joseph Caron (1774–1822) was a lieutenant colonel in the French army during the Bourbon Restoration.

He was accused and acquitted of conspiracy in 1820. In 1821 he was again implicated in a conspiracy, this time for attempting to free soldiers involved in the Belfort Conspiracy. To circumvent claims of entrapment, the government brought Caron before a military tribunal. Despite public skepticism, Caron was convicted and executed in 1822.[1]


  1. ^ Robert Alexander (2003). "Self-defeating opposition: from July 1820 to February 1824". Re-Writing the French Revolutionary Tradition: Liberal Opposition and the Fall of the Bourbon Monarchy. p. 168. ISBN 0-521-80122-2.