The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Émile Henry, 1872-1894

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1872
Place of Birth: Spain
Date of Death: 1894.05.21
Place of Death: Paris


Emile Henry was an anarchist and advocate of 'propaganda by deed'.


He claimed responsibility for the anarchist bombings at the Cafeacute Terminus in Paris on 12 February and the Rue des Bons Enfants on 8 November 1892. He was tried on 27-28 April 1894, condemned to death, and guillotined on 21 May. He was, not surprisingly, referred to in JW's correspondence in that year.


Times, London, 28 April 1894, p. 7; Times, London, 30 April 1894, p. 5; Times, London, 22 May 1894, p. 5.