Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès (Writer of What is the Third Estate)
Date of Birth: March 3, 1748
Date of Death: June 20, 1836
This man was responsible for his pamphlet, What is the Third Estate, and helped to reform France's unfair system of government. He upheld the interests of the Third Estate. He tried to create a moderate republican government, which led to Napoleon as the head of the state. In 1799, he was the instigator of the coup d'état, which was a key part to Napoleon's rise to power in France.