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Robespierre executed by guillotine during the French Revolution

Robespierre executed by guillotine during the French Revolution

Robespierre was arrested at Paris City Hall and then allegedly locked up in the same rooms where Queen Marie Antoinette had previously been detained.

On July 28, 1794, Maximilien Robespierre, former head of the Public Salvation Committee, was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution. At the time of his execution, Robespierre was still relatively young, at only 36 years of age. It is believed that during the period of so-called. Revolutionary terror Maximilien Robespierre was responsible for many executions on the guillotines, probably not because of dictatorial pretensions but because of a kind of extremism and paranoia. In revolutionary Paris, Robespierre had lived in a house at today’s address 398 Rue de Saint-Honoré since 1791, where he rented an apartment from Maurice Duplay. That house was located only about 200 meters from the square where he was executed by guillotine that day.

Robespierre was arrested at the Paris City Hall (Hôtel de Ville) and then allegedly imprisoned in the same rooms where Queen Marie Antoinette had previously been detained (executed by guillotine on 16 October 1793, about nine and a half months before Robespierre). . Robespierre was guillotined at the Place de la Révolution. which was located on the site of today’s Paris Place de la Concorde, between the Louvre and the Champs Elysees. On the same occasion, his younger brother Augustin Robespierre, who was responsible for the early rise of the young Napoleon Bonaparte, was executed.

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