He spoke out in the National Convention against "commercial aristocracy", considering it to be worse than the nobility or clergy. Deserted by former associates during the Reign of Terror, he was arrested under the Law of Suspects in September 1793. Roux was condemned to death at the Revolutionary Tribunal but before his execution stabbed himself and was carried away to Bicêtre Hospital where he died. Many believe Roux's suicide to be an odd decision on his part. His death came at the height of the terror so he would have most probably been considered a martyr of the revolution had he died defiant in his ideology but instead has largely been forgotten.
Three physicians convicted in French 'blood-supply trial.' (Michel Garretta, Jean-Pierre Allain, Jacques Roux)
Oct 30, 1992; PARIS--In most trials with political overtones, there is an element of dissatisfaction with the verdict, usually stemming from...