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Bulot, 1850-1922

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1850
Place of Birth:
Date of Death: 1922.01.10
Place of Death:

Identity:

Lé Bulot was advocat-général or public prosecutor (Procureur Générale) at the Cour de Cassation.

Life:

In March 1892 the homes of advocat-général Bulot and the Supreme Court justice Benoît were bombed by the anarchist Ravachol, alias Leon Leger. The previous year, an initially peaceful anarchist demonstration in the working class suburb of Clichy turned into a violent affray. Soon afterwards the anarchists Decamp and Dardare were arrested and imprisoned for firearms offences. At their trial at the Clichy Levallois Bulot was the prosecutor and Benoît the presiding judge and were responsible for passing sentences of hard labour.

He was a Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour.

Bibliography:

'Paris Traffic Victim. Distinguished Lawyer Dies Of Injuries', The Times, Wednesday, 11 January 1922, p. 9;

'An Online Research Center on the History and Theory of Anarchism,' http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/anarchist_archives (accessed 3 August 2004); Encylopedia Britannica, on-line edition (accessed 3 August 2004).