Revolutionary, feminist and anarchist icon, Louise Michel is one of the only French women with a Metro station named after her.
December 8, 2020
Louise Michel (1830-1905) was a leading figure in the Paris Commune of 1871, a radical left-wing militia that seized power in the capital and ruled for two months.
An anarchist and a feminist, Michel rallied the masses to take up arms against the government.
The Paris Commune is recognised as one of the four great events that shaped modern France. Women played a key role in the commune, organising, building barricades and fighting.