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François Noël Babeuf (1760–1797)

Babeuf or Babœuf, François Noël (bä-bėf). A French communist, who called himself Caius Gracchus; born at Saint Quentin, 1760; died in Paris, May 27, 1797. He founded in Paris a journal called the Tribune of the People (1794), in which he advocated his system of communism, known as “Babœuvism” and contemplating absolute equality and community of property. His followers were called “Babœuvists.” Betrayed in a conspiracy against the Directory, aiming to put his theories into practice, he was guillotined. His principal works were: ‘Perpetual Register of the Survey of Lands’ (1870); ‘Of the System of Population’ (1794).