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  July 28th
Had Robespierre himself not been sent as deputy from Arras to Paris, he probably would have lived a useful citizen, respected for his probity, benevolence, and intelligence.
Robespierre's person was in striking correspondence with his mind.
His face was sharp; his forehead good, but narrow, and largely developed in the perceptive organs; his mouth was large, and the lips thin and compressed; his nose was straight and small, and very wide at the nostrils.
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  Maximilien Robespierre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robespierre argued that the King, having "betrayed" the people by attempting to flee the country (or indeed, in Robespierre's opinion, in having been a King at all) was not just a criminal but a danger to the state - a threat through the unifying symbol he presented to the enemies of the newborn Republic.
Robespierre was the next day taken before the tribunal, and without trial he was guillotined along with Couthon and Saint-Just and nineteen others of his adherents on the Place de la Révolution on the 10th Thermidor An II (28 July 1794).
Robespierre's private life was always respectable: he was always emphatically a gentleman and man of culture, and even a little bit of a dandy, scrupulously honest, truthful and charitable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Maximilien_Robespierre   (5074 words)

 Maximilien Robespierre biography - Reign of Terror
Robespierre and his three younger siblings were brought up by diverse relatives after their father dramatically lost his way in life after the death of his wife in chilbirth in 1767.
Robespierre was educated for a short time at a College in Arras and then in Paris initially at the very prestigious College of Louis-le-Grand and later at the College of Law.
Although Robespierre was from one point of view only one of twelve members of the committee he was the only one who, through the full support he enjoyed from the Jacobin Clubs and the Commune of Paris, represented a close link to the more radical supporters of the Revolution.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /historical/biography/maximilien_robespierre.html   (1358 words)

 Maximilien Robespierre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robespierre persisted in his opposition to the war.
At last, on 26 July, Robespierre appeared, for the first time for more than four weeks, in the Convention and delivered a harangue, lasting more than two hours.
Robespierre had not mentioned any names and all wondered who were the deputies destined to be punished.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Maximilian_Robespierre   (5074 words)

 Maximilien Robespierre
Robespierre was heavily influenced by the theories of the popular philosopher, Jean Jacques Rousseau.
Robespierre, riding the wave of popular opinion he had mustered through his speeches, emerged victorious, and the Girondins were cast out, leaving the power solely with the Jacobins.
Robespierre demanded that the king be put to death for the good of the French Republic, and in January 1793, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were beheaded.
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/bios/b2robespierre.htm   (960 words)

 Maximilien Robespierre - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lasource accused him of aiming at the dictatorship; afterwards he was informed that Marat, Danton and himself were plotting to become triumvirs; and eventually on October 29 Louvet de Couvrai attacked him in a studied and declamatory harangue, abounding in ridiculous falsehoods and obviously concocted in Madame Roland's boudoir.
Robespierre tried in vain to gain a hearing, the excitement increased and at five in the afternoon Robespierre, Couthon and Saint-Just, with two young deputies, Augustin Robespierre (younger brother of Maximilien) and Philippe Francois Joseph Lebas, the only men in all the Convention who supported them, were ordered to be arrested.
After a night of agony, Robespierre was the next day taken before the tribunal, where his identity as an outlaw was proved, and without further trial he was guillotined with Couthon and Saint-Just and nineteen others of his adherents on the Place de la Revolution on the 10th Thermidor (July 28) 1794.
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 Robespierre in directory.co.uk
Séchelles, Maximilien Robespierre, and Louis de Saint-Just and the Hébertists, J. Billaud-Varenne and J. Collot d'Herbois.
Maximilien Robespierre, known to his contemporaries as andquot;the Incorruptible,andquot; is one of the most controversial and perhaps...
The dominant figure of the French Revolution, Maximilien Robespierre, was a fanatical republican who thought the end justified the means.
www.directory.co.uk /Robespierre.htm   (187 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: Robespierre: Terror and Virture, 1794
Maximilien Robespierre (1758­; 1794) was the leader of the twelve­man Committee of Public Safety elected by the National Convention, and which effectively governed France at the height of the radical phase of the revolution.
Here Robespierre, in his speech of February 5,1794, from which excerpts are given here, discussed this issue.
Robespierre was frustrated with the progress of the revolution.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/robespierre-terror.html   (1157 words)

 The Reign of Terror and the Churches
Robespierre took the lead and the Terror was installed to defeat the insurrection and to repel opportunistic foreign invaders, since this was in every sense a national emergency.
Robespierre led the Montagnards to victory — but he not only believed in God and hated Atheism, he decreed the worship of God as the State religion, which alienated the populace.
Fifth, as soon as Robespierre fell, there was an equal and opposite reaction from the clerical-royalists: a White Terror to restore the monarchy.
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It was alleged by Robespierre in his greatest orations, that the safety of the Republic depended on keeping up a wholesome state of terror; and that all who, in the slightest degree, leaned towards clemency, sanctioned the work of intriguers, and ought, accordingly, to be proscribed.
Robespierre was one of Camille's private and most valued friends; he had been his instructor in politics, and had become one of the trustees under his marriage-settlement.
Robespierre visited at the house of his _protege_; chatted with the young and handsome Madame Desmoulins at her parties; and frequently dandled the little Horace Desmoulins on his knee, and let him play with his bunch of seals.
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 Ben Franklin on The HISTORY CHANNEL  | TVZone - @N-Zone Magazine - Your complete guide to television - reviews, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Maximilian Robespierre is given the greatest coverage, not surprisingly, since he outlasted almost everybody else.
Viewers watch as Robespierre and other fanatics meet the same fate they had inflicted on their countless victims: the Guillotine.
The one jarring element to the documentary is the excessive utilization of the guillotine as the central focus point for connectiong the pieces of the story.
www.atnzone.com /tvzone/features/benfranklin.shtml   (523 words)

 MavicaNET - Robespierre, Maximilien
He is known to most people as the symbol of the Reign of Terror, a short but horrifying period where approximately 17,000 people died in prison in terrible conditions or were executed on the simple suspicion of being a traitor.
Robespierre, Maximilien François Marie Isidore de (1758-94), French lawyer and political leader, who became one of the most influential figures of the French Revolution and the principal exponent of the Reign of Terror.
Maximilien Robespierre (1758­ 1794) was the leader of the twelve­man Committee of Public Safety elected by the National Convention, and which effectively governed France at the height of the radical phase of the revolution.
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 La Vendée, by Anthony Trollope (chapter23)
Robespierre, in the Convention and in the Committee, was omnipotent; but he also had his master, and he knew it.
Robespierre was not a cruel man; but he had none of that humanity, which makes the shedding of blood abominable to mankind, and which, had he possessed it, would have made his career impossible.
Robespierre the elder believed only in himself; Robespierre the younger believed in his brother, and his belief was fervid and assured, as is always that of an enthusiast.
etext.library.adelaide.edu.au /t/trollope/anthony/vendee/chapter23.html   (2887 words)

 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> 1794   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
July 27 - French Revolution: French Convention ousts Maximilien Robespierre - he is arrested when he encourages the execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution."
July 28 - Maximilien Robespierre is guillotined in front of a cheering crowd, for sending thousands of others to a similar fate during the French Revolution.
August 7 - Whiskey Rebellion begins: Farmers in the Monongahela Valley of Pennsylvania rebel against the federal tax on liquor and distilled drinks.
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 Reign of Terror (1949)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Robespierre is sowing panic among his opponents with the only reason to take over the power of the state.
The plot centers on Robespierre (a peruked Richard Basehart), who has embarked on a spree of mock trials and executions of his rivals in preparation to having himself proclaimed dictator; he's just disposed of Danton.
One of their operatives (Robert Cummings) infiltrates Robespierre's inner circle by posing as the `butcher of Strasbourg,' a regional tyrant as bloodthirsty as Robespierre himself.
imdb.com /title/tt0041796   (547 words)

 The Project Gutenberg eBook of Chambers' Edinburgh Journal No. 426. February 28, 1852   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
To Robespierre, it was a philosophical problem; all his thoughts aimed at the ideal—at the apotheosis of human nature.
Robespierre visited at the house of his protégé; chatted with the young and handsome Madame Desmoulins at her parties; and frequently dandled the little Horace Desmoulins on his knee, and let him play with his bunch of seals.
The curiosity in question was the proclamation, in the handwriting of Robespierre, to which he was in the act of inscribing his signature, when assaulted and made prisoner in the Hôtel de Ville.
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 France: revolutionary leaders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Robespierre's views were initially moderate, being opposed to capital punishment and the excessive use of violence, however events of 1792-93 such as the onset of war (which he opposed) radicalised his position to one of a 'revolutionary dictatorship'.
A dominant figure in the quasi-executive Committee of Public Safety, Robespierre's paranoia about counter-revolutionary conspiracies saw him implement the Reign of Terror through edicts such as the Law of Suspects and the Law of 22nd Prairial.
It was this last measure that saw members of the Convention rise and tumble Robespierre from power in 1794, resulting in his execution.
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 18. Bonaparte's Imprisonment Page 1
He was in Corsica at the same time as Napoleon, in the year 1793; he had been, like his young friend, a member of the Jacobin Club of Ajaccio, and Salicetti's speeches had not been inferior to those of Napoleon, either in wildness or in exalted republicanism.
If this order were carried into execution, then Bonaparte was lost; for, though Robespierre had fallen, yet with his fall the system of blood and terror had not been overthrown in Paris; it had only changed its name.
The terrorists, who now called themselves the moderates, exercised the same system of intimidation as their predecessors; and to be brought before the Committee of Safety, signified the same thing as to receive a death-warrant.
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Robespierre's logic will be that of the terrors unleashed in our own century.
The God of the Revolution and of Robespierre is in many ways the God of the Enlightenment, although already certain Enlightenment thinkers had moved beyond religion to atheism.
Maximilian Robespierre (1758-94): On the Festival of the Supreme Being, 1794
www48.homepage.villanova.edu /emmet.mclaughlin/Interdis/Revolution.htm   (797 words)

 Archive | February 7, 2000 | Where are the omelettes?
With those words in 1790, Maximilian Robespierre welcomed the horrific French Revolution that had begun the year before.
A firm believer in using government to plan the lives of others, he would become the architect of the Revolution's bloodiest phase-"The Reign of Terror" of 1793-94.
Robespierre and his guillotine broke "eggs" by the thousands in a vain effort to impose a centrally planned, utopian, "omelette" society.
www.enterstageright.com /archive/articles/0200omelette.htm   (753 words)

 Timeline 1790_1799
1794 Jun 4, Robespierre was unanimously elected president of the Convention in the French Revolution.
Robespierre had dominated the Committee of Public Safety during the "Reign of Terror." He asserted the collective dictatorship of the revolutionary National Convention and attacked factions led by men such as Jacques-René Hébert which he felt threatened the government‘s power.
Declared an outlaw of the National Convention, Robespierre and many of his followers were captured and he—along with 22 of his supporters—were guillotined before cheering crowds.
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 Where Are the Omelets by Lawrence W. Reed - Wes Alexander's Free Thinking Home Page
A consummate statist who worked tirelessly to plan the lives of others, he would become the architect of the Revolution's bloodiest phase--the Reign of Terror of 1793-94.
Robespierre and his guillotine broke eggs by the thousands in a vain effort to impose a utopian society based on the seductive slogan "liberte, egalite, fraternite."
As with Robespierre, no omelets came from the egg-breaking efforts of Lenin, Mao, Pol Pot, Adolf Hitler, and Benito Mussolini either.
www.freelythinking.com /omelets.htm   (882 words)

 Strangers in the Night - Part I - Quinn Manor
The man appeared to be in his thirties and, contrary to Lord Quinn, he did not sport a smiling face, but seemed to scan all the visitor’s faces with a frown.
“Maximilian Robespierre,” explained Faulke, “was…died five years ago, in the chaos of the revolution in France.”
Robespierre nodded, “It is, Madam,” Robespierre gave a quick look to Lord Quinn and then turned back to Elizabeth, “but, if you promise not to tell anyone else, I will tell you a rumor that has become almost a legend amongst some circles in France.”
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 Home Alone : Wacky Statue Slip-Up!!
Throughout the movie, people are constantly hitting the statue by Maximilian Robespierre.
You're close, Robespierre was a politician during the revolution.
Robespierre was a Jacobin, a more radical member of the National Convention during the French Revolution
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 More Than Spike | Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Though the opening of the play has been timed to take place a few days before the 200th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on July 14, the play was not written with that event in mind.
One of the towering figures of the Revolution, Robespierre is remembered today chiefly as founder of the religion of the Supreme Being and zealous architect of the Reign of Terror, which sent many of his rival leaders to the guillotine.
For a touch of surrealism, he introduced dreams and fantasies into Robespierre's life, and, in a further reach for the lyric and poetic, he inserted music of the period into the action, a move that required actors who could sing.
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