Mme Caillaux assassinates Gaston Calmette (37 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Gaston Calmette was the editor of Figaro. Mme Caillaux killed him for threatening to publish love letters. Her trial had a massive impact on French public life, even causing riots between left and right wing street gangs.

Citation:
Editors. "Mme Caillaux assassinates Gaston Calmette". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=12176, accessed 08 December 2016.]