Jacques de Flesselles
(1721 – 14 July 1789) was a
public servant and one of the
first victims of the French
April 1789, after serving as Intendant of Lyon (1768–1784), he
became the last provost of the
merchants of Paris, a post
roughly equivalent to mayor.
royal sympathies by an infuriated throng surrounding the Paris City
Hall in the afternoon after the storming of the Bastille, he was
assassinated, shot by an unknown hand on the steps of the City Hall
while trying to justify his actions, one of several representatives
of the ancien régime
killed that day.