- Hugues Aubriot was born in Dijon.
1370 - He built the Bastille.
- He was a capable administrator who built the first sewers in Paris, and strengthened the City's fortifications.
- He was on very poor terms with both the Church, and the University of Paris, which was dominated by the Clergy.
1380 - He arrested citizens who had harassed the City's Jews. For this, he was placed on trial, and a variety of trumped up charges were brought against him, including heresy, sodomy, and extortion.
- He was instead, sentenced to life imprisonment on bread and water. In subsequent disturbances in Paris, he was released by a mob who were rioting against excessive taxation, and sought his support. Prudently, he took the opportunity to flee from the City.
1382 - Hugues Aubriot died in Dijon.
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