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1662, Nov 71707, Sep 6
a politician from the Republic of Geneva. His struggle against the dominance of the aristocracy in the Genevan government led to his execution on charges of conspiring against the State. Matriculated at the University of Basel in 1679 and then again in 1685, he earned a doctorate in law in 1686. Fatio also studied in Valence, Montpellier and Leiden. Back in Geneva, he established his reputation as a lawyer and followed the usual path of young patricians seeking high office in the Republic. Elected to the Council of Two Hundred in 1688, he held several positions in government
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