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Friedrich Staps

Friedrich Staps

Friedrich Staps (or Stapß) was born on March 14, 1792 at Naumburg (Saxony), the son of a clergyman.

On October 13, 1809 (or 12 according to Jean Tulard), he tried to assassinate Napoleon.

He died on October 17, 1809, executed by firing squad.

Main portrait

"Friedrich Staps". Detail of an anonymous engraving.
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