First written use of “libertarian” to describe individuals
1796 London Packet 12 Feb.
Lately marched out of the Prison at Bristol, 450 of the French Libertarians.
An advocate or defender of liberty
Couple things to point out.
This is an English term, the French borrowed it from the English.
This use is a good 20 – 30 years before the socialist movement even began.
And about 60 years before Dejacque used it.
So every time these “libsoc” Wikipedia scholars claim Dejacque coined or originated the term, please correct them.
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society