“Permit me to point out you have made three spelling mistakes”
Thomas de Mahy – Marquis de Favras
These are the words which were reputedly spoken by de Mahy upon reading his death warrant following a two month show trial for treason. That’s pretty badass and stereotypical of Gallic nonchalance.
de Mahy is regarded as a royalist martyr of the French Revolution and was in fact the first nobleman to be hanged in France during the revolution the guillotine not having been invented until after his death.