Patriotic Society of 1789

Society of 1789
Club de 1789
Founded 1790 (1790)
Dissolved 1791 (1791)
Succeeded by Club des Feuillants
Headquarters Palais-Royal, Paris
Ideology Constitutional monarchy
Liberal conservatism
Political position Centre-right

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[1] by more moderate elements of the Breton Club.[2] 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.

The popularity of the club eventually decreased the same year as it was founded and the remaining audience went to form the right-wing Club des Feuillants, founded June 18, 1791.

See also


  1. Étienne Cabet (1839). Pagnet éditeur, ed. Histoire populaire de la révolution française de 1789 à 1830. Paris. pp. 418–421. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  2. 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.
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