Patriotic Society of 1789
|Succeeded by||Club des Feuillants|
Society of 1789, or Patriotic Society of 1789 (French: Club de 1789 or Société patriotique de 1789), was a political club of the French Revolution, inaugurated during a festive banquet held at Palais-Royal in May 1790 by more moderate elements of the Breton Club. At their height of influence, it was the second most important one after the Jacobin Club.
Among its members were Jean Sylvain Bailly, Mayor of Paris; Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, commander-in-chief of the National Guard; François Alexandre Frédéric, duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, Isaac René Guy le Chapelier, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord and Nicolas de Condorcet.
The club kept an apartment in Palais-Royal where banquets were held. Its members were considered moderate and conservative and preferred for France to remain a constitutional monarchy in opposition to the republicans.
- Étienne Cabet (1839). Pagnet éditeur, ed. Histoire populaire de la révolution française de 1789 à 1830. Paris. pp. 418–421. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
- Timothy Tackett (2014). Becoming a Revolutionary: The Deputies of the French National Assembly and the Emergence of a Revolutionary Culture (1789-1790). Princeton University Press. pp. 277–290. ISBN 978-1400864317.