A tax assessor during the reign of Louis XVI, Aloys La Touche seemed destined for a life of middle-class mediocrity. *
* He was a tax assessor. He only had himself to blame.
Records indicate that he was dismissed from his post amidst charges of bribery and, unable to find further employment, he sank into obscurity.
A Versailles crime boss referred to as "La Touche," who was killed during a riot at a mass execution, may or may not have been the same man. **