Maximilien de Robespierre

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A portrait of de Robespierre, by an unknown painter

Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre [1] (IPA: [maksimiljɛ̃ fʁɑ̃swa maʁi odenthalɛiz izidɔʁ də ʁɔbəspjɛʁ]; 6 May 175828 July 1794) is one of the best-known leaders of the French Revolution. Maximilien Robespierre was born in Arras, France and he went to school to become a lawyer and got his degree at law school. He also, got elected to the Estates General to help make laws for France and fought against the French Monarchy, the death penalty, slavery, for democratic reforms and the people to have more power. He helped gain a reputation for defending the poor society. Also he earned a nickname  for sticking to his moral values. Later was elected president of the powerful Jacobin political faction.

Maximillion leaded the comity of public safety during 1793 through it he successfully tried to execute the king through the committee of public safety. Even though Robespierre got thousands of people executed Robespierre cared about the working class.maximillion executed king louis because he was convicted of conspiring with other nations. Under the advice of Robespierre the committee of public safety came to control France. The period that the Committee of Public Safety ruled france is known as “The Reign of Terror” and Maximilien Robespierre was their leader. Robespierre was caught and executed with 21 of his followers with a guillotine. The national convention were the people who over through maximillion.

  1. Tucker, Florence. (2005). 999 Little Known Facts. Oxford: Jonathan and Associates. ISBN 0-631-15504-X.