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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.
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(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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(ˈroʊbz pɪər, -piˌɛər, ˌroʊ bəs piˈɛər)

Maximilien François Marie Isidore de, 1758–94, French revolutionary leader.
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| 1794: Maximilien Robespierre, one of the leaders of the French Revolution, was guillotined in Paris.
French lawyer and politician Maximilien Robespierre was maybe the most influential figure of the French Revolution.
In 1940, Leon Trotsky who seeded the Bolshevik revolution was rewarded with an axe-blow to his skull, and in 1794, the guillotine severed the head of the French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre from his body, as silently as Mr Advani has been detached from the corpus of the BJP.
Some years ago, I wrote about Maximilien Robespierre, one of the greatest advocates of the use of violence and blood as the best tool to resolve political and social problems at the start of the French Revolution.
The popular agitation radicalized the Revolution significantly, culminating in the rise of Maximilien Robespierre and the Jacobin.
Where our Founders argued but negotiated (and had the occasional duel), the French revolutionaries ultimately ate not just enemies but their own, with the "Reign of Terror" claiming tens of thousands of lives, including that of their most (in)famous figure and leading voice, Maximilien Robespierre. They are the first leftists.
TERROR IS AN EMANATION OF virtue: These words, by Maximilien Robespierre, are inscribed in red capitals on one of the blades; others carry quotations from Poussin and Diderot.
Nosotros optamos por interrogar, tanto el libro como el archivo, bajo la pregunta ?por que la presentacion de Maximilien Robespierre, hecha por Zizek, situa al politico frances dentro de la critica actual a la ideologia?
1794: | Maximilien Robespierre, one of the leaders of the French Revolution, was guillotined in Paris.