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The Jacobins were a group of radicalists who supported The French Revolution. Their leader was Maximilien de Robespierre, and they controlled the French government from June of 1793 to July of 1794.

Members of the Jacobins club belong to mainly to the less prosperous section of the society included shopkeepers, artisans, cooks, shoemakers and daily wage workers.

They dressed differently by wearing long striped trousers similar to those worn by dock workers.