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Jacques Mécislas CHARRIER





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: French anarchist - Robbery attempt in a train
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: July 25, 1922
Date of arrest: 5 days after
Date of birth: May 2, 1895
Victim profile: Lieutenant Carabelli
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: On the Paris-Marseilles train, France
Status: Executed by guillotine in Paris on August 22, 1922

Mécislas Charrier (born 1895 May 2) was a French anarchist illégaliste, guillotined for an attempted train robbery in which a person was killed. Charrier was not the killer, but he defended his illegalist actions and defied the court to take his head. They obliged.


Mécislas Charrier (1895-1922) dies, guillotined in Paris. French anarchist individualist & illégaliste. Raised until the age of five by the anarchist Mécislas Golberg (or Goldberg).

On July 25, 1921, Charrier & two accomplices attempted to rob the First Class travellers on the Paris-Marseilles train, but things went badly & a person was killed. Afterwards in Paris, he was arrested, & his accomplices were killed by the police.

Charrier went on trial on April 28, 1922. Mécislas, while not the killer, argues before the court his anarchist illegalism & defies it to take his head. The court did exactly that, sending to the guillotine a simple idealistic robber.

At four o'clock in the morning, he approaches death in song, singing "l'Internationale", "L'hymne au 17e" et "La Carmagnole".


Jacques-Mécislas Charrier



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