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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

Identity:

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

Life:

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.

Bibliography:

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