Here are a few biographical notes concerning one of the lesser known of David's prison companions, the deputy Jean-Baptiste Gabriel-Louis Thyrus de Pautrizel (1754-1836) who came from Guadeloupe. It feels a bit random to write about one Revolutionary among so many, but David's portrait brings this man suddenly closer. Like most of the radicals, his record proves deeply ambivalent.
What follows is mostly taken from a well-researched article by Pierre Bardin posted on the website Généalogie et Histoire de la Caraïbe. The colonial background adds an extra dimension to Pautrizel's story.