Elected in 1791 at the Legislative assembly he first went with the Girondins but soon was attracted to the Montagnards at the Comité d'Instruction Publique.
At the King trial he voted for the death.
During its mission to Normandy he went to jail
During its mission for the navy in the southwest many Montagnards were guillotined (9 and 10 Thermidor).
20 mai 1795 he supported an uprising that was crushed. He was guillotined on 29 Prairial, an III.