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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1794: Maximilien Robespierre, one of the leaders of the French Revolution, was guillotined in Paris.
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.
3 km tunnel, five stations (ChEotillon Montrouge, Bagneux, Arcueil Cachan, Villejuif IGR, Villejuif Louis Aragon); related work for the TBM starting shaft at Robespierre park in Bagneux.
French revolution leader Maximilien de Robespierre said: "Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.
Revolutionary Ideas: An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from The Rights of Man to Robespierre, by Jonathan Israel.
Troublemakers like Napoleon Bonaparte, Maximilien de Robespierre and the Marquis de Sade make cameo appearances, and there's an exhilarating balloon race courtesy of the Montgolfier brothers.