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Robes·pierre(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.
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Robespierre(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)
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Robes•pierre(ˈroʊbz pɪər, -piˌɛər, ˌroʊ bəs piˈɛər)
Maximilien François Marie Isidore de, 1758–94, French revolutionary leader.
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|Noun||1.||Robespierre - French revolutionary; leader of the Jacobins and architect of the Reign of Terror; was himself executed in a coup d'etat (1758-1794)|
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