Anne de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, the comtesse Sénozan, was the sister of William Lamoignon-Malesherbes, one of the men who defended Louis XVI at his trial. Anne, who had been under house arrest since 1793 for having ‘suspicious connections,’ was brought to trial in May of 1794 with a group of other prisoners. This group included the sister of Louis XVI, Madame Elisabeth.

All were found guilty of “conspiracy against the Revolution” and sentenced to death. Anne was 75 years old.

[image: A portrait of Anne Marie Louise Nicole de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, circa 1751, by Jean Valade/ © The Detroit Institute of Arts]