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 (rōbz′pîr, -pē-âr′, rô-bĕs-pyĕr′), Maximilien François Marie Isidore de 1758-1794.
French revolutionary. Leader of the Jacobins and architect of the Reign of Terror, he was known as an austere and incorruptible man. His laws permitting the confiscation of property and arrest of suspected traitors, many of whom were guillotined, led to his own arrest and execution without trial.


(ˈrəʊbzpjɛə; French rɔbzpjɛr)
(Biography) Maximilien François Marie Isidore de (maksimiljɛ̃ frɑ̃swa mari izidɔr də). 1758–94, French revolutionary and Jacobin leader: established the Reign of Terror as a member of the Committee of Public Safety (1793–94): executed in the coup d'état of Thermidor (1794)


(ˈroʊbz pɪər, -piˌɛər, ˌroʊ bəs piˈɛər)

Maximilien François Marie Isidore de, 1758–94, French revolutionary leader.
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Dark crimson velvet, dark purple silk, and jet-black cloth, with linen of dazzling whiteness, composed the festive dress of the President, who marched at the head of his Committee carrying an enormous nosegay, like that which a hundred and twenty-one years later, Monsieur de Robespierre displayed at the festival of "The Supreme Being.
Nay, madame; I would place each of these heroes on his right pedestal -- that of Robespierre on his scaffold in the Place Louis Quinze; that of Napoleon on the column of the Place Vendome.
Meanwhile, he cast his eyes over that unfortunate city, which contained so much deep misery and so many heroic virtues, and recalling the saying of Louis XI, his political predecessor, as he himself was the predecessor of Robespierre, he repeated this maxim of Tristan's gossip: "Divide in order to reign.
Evans Pott was his name, and even the great Boss of Vermissa felt towards him something of the repulsion and fear which the huge Danton may have felt for the puny but dangerous Robespierre.
There comes a Mirabeau or a Danton, a Robespierre or a Napoleon, or proconsuls, or an emperor, and there is an end of deliberations and debates.
Rabourdin wore habitually a blue surcoat, a white cravat, a waistcoat crossed a la Robespierre, black trousers without straps, gray silk stockings and low shoes.
Leaders of Asean and China leaders have agreed to start talks on the Code of Conduct based on the Framework approved by the Foreign Ministers in August,' Foreign Affairs acting spokesman Robespierre Bolivar said in a statement.
1794: Maximilien Robespierre, one of the leaders of the French Revolution, was guillotined in Paris.
Conocemos tambien la denuncia por parte de Robespierre de los Enciclopedistas, esta secta servil de declamadores "protegidos por los despotas" (4), y cuyos continuadores--como Condorcet--se han deshonrado durante la Revolucion (5) pero se sabe que Montesquieu, cuya obra exalta el mismo Marat, es aclamado hasta en los periodicos revolucionarios: la Chronique de Paris publica asi, en mayo de 1793, una serie de articulos titulados: "Montesquieu republicain" (6).
Sans-culottes-urban poor who wore ragged pantaloons, not formal breeches--supported Robespierre and the Jacobin extremists.
Their tactics at times remind me of the architects of the French Revolution such as Robespierre and Danton.
His sight was restored on July 18, just 10 days before he died 1794: Maximilien Robespierre, one of the leaders of the French Revolution, was guillotined in Paris.