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In 1781 he married Manon Jeanne Phlipon (1754-1793), and the name of Madame Roland is famous in history.
The institution rapidly spread, counting twenty houses before his death and eighty before that of St Jeanne.
He was created count of Poitiers in 1356, and was made the king's lieutenant in southern France, though the real power rested chiefly with John of Armagnac, whose daughter Jeanne he married in 1360.
Marie Jeanne, in fact, took great care of the child's person, and there is documentary evidence to prove that he had air and food.
Simon was sent to the guillotine with Robespierre in 1794, and two years later Marie Jeanne entered a hospital for incurables in the rue de Sevres, where she constantly affirmed the dauphin's escape.