Society of 1789

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Society of 1789
French: Club de 1789
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Formation 1790; 227 years ago (1790)
Founded at Palais-Royal
Extinction 1791; 226 years ago (1791)
Purpose Centre-right politics
Constitutional monarchy
Liberal conservatism
Headquarters Palais-Royal
Paris, France
Secessions Club des Feuillants

Society of 1789, or Patriotic Society of 1789 (French: Club de 1789 or Société patriotique de 1789), was a political club of the French Revolution, inaugurated during a festive banquet held at Palais-Royal in May 1790[1] by more moderate elements of the Breton Club.[2] At their height of influence, it was the second most important one after the Jacobin Club.

Among its members were Jean Sylvain Bailly, Mayor of Paris; Marquis de La Fayette, Commander-in-chief of the National Guard (France); François Alexandre Frédéric, duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, Isaac René Guy le Chapelier, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, and Nicolas de Condorcet.

The club kept an apartment in Palais-Royal where banquets were held, its members were considered moderate and conservative, and preferred for France to remain a constitutional monarchy in opposition to the republicans.

The popularity of the club eventually decreased the same year as it was founded, and the remaining audience went to form the right-wing Club des Feuillants, founded June 18, 1791.

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  1. ^ Cabet, Étienne. Histoire populaire de la révolution française de 1789 à 1830, p. 418-421. Pagnet éditeur, Paris, 1839. Consulted 14 November 2014.
  2. ^ Becoming a Revolutionary: The Deputies of the French National Assembly and the Emergence of a Revolutionary Culture (1789-1790), Timothy Tackett, p. 277-290. Princeton University Press, 2014, 360 p. ISBN 978-1400864317