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Radical Translations

  • Date
  • False: false attribution such as false place of imprint or false date
  • Fictional place: false imprint contains a fictional, invented place of imprint or date
  • Form: type or genre of writing.
  • Female
  • Male
  • Language
  • Noble: person was born noble.
  • Place
  • Role: the main role of a person or organization in relation to a resource.
  • Subject: content, theme, or topic of a work.
  • Uncertainty: information could not be verified.

Comité d'instruction publique



The Comité d'instruction publique was established in 1791 by the Legislative Assembly in an attempt to reorder France's education system, under the leadership of Condorcet, Grégoire and Sieyes. Other members included Gilbert Romme, Lakanal and Jeanbon Saint-André. In July 1793, Maximilien Robespierre created a Commission of Public Instruction as a subsidiary to the Committee of Public Safety and a Plan d'éducation nationale was presented to the Convention on 13 and 29 July. This Committee played a key role in removing the Catholic Church from the educational system and improving the quality of French teachers.