Simon, Antoine

Simon, Antoine äNtwän´ sēmôN´ [key], 1736–94, French revolutionary, often called the shoemaker, a member of the Commune of Paris. He and his wife guarded the dauphin, Louis XVII, in prison. Their reputed brutality and coarseness made them infamous. A friend of Maximilien Robespierre and Jean Paul Marat, Simon was executed after the coup of 9 Thermidor.

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