Rue de Courcelles

Arrondissements 8, 17

Numbers: 14, 48. 77, 80, 94

One of the arms dumps organised by the FTP-MOI resistance during the German occupation was at No. 14. After she was captured in November 1943, the Jewish Romanian communist Olga Bancic responsible for the dump and for up to 100 attacks on the occupying troops, was guillotined in Germany on May 10 1944.

Charles Dickens, not an early socialist but a good social realist author, stayed at No. 48 when he visited Paris in 1868, before the house was turned into a Chinese-style mansion in 1922

The tax office and barrier across the road at No. 77 was burnt down on 22 February 1848 in the uprising against Louis-Phillipe.

Fernard Pelloutier, the strategist of revolutionary syndicalism, was born at No. 80 in 1867, and lived there until 1879.

The Central Office of the 1848 National Workshops that organised work for up to 100,000 unemployed workers between March and June 1848 were in what is now No. 94 (at the time No. 6 Rue de Chartres).

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