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The Death of #Robespierre. This engraving, based on a color portrait by Beys, depicts the death of Robespierre on the guillotine. The executioners wear not the traditional hangman’s hood but red bonnets representing liberty. This judgment notes Robespierre’s failure to the Revolution itself. Contemporaries emphasized that Robespierre’s punishment was just because it was the same to which "he had condemned so many thousands of innocent victims."

Robespierre: Terror and Virture, from a February 1794 speech by Robespierre discussing the use of terror to support the French Republic . In doing so it unleashed the reign of terror.

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Execution of Louis XVI during the French Revolution Date: 21 January 1793 - Stock Image

Execution of Louis XVI during the French Revolution Date: 21 January 1793 - Stock Image

The Guillotine French Terror minibook to go with my French Revolution Unit Study.    #guillotine  #frenchrevolution  #ihsnet

French Revolution Unit Study + Beheaded. The Guillotine Mini Book

The Guillotine French Terror minibook to go with my French Revolution Unit Study.

The French Revolution , Napoleon's Empire , Congress of Vienna

Congress of Vienna: was a conference of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, and held in Vienna from September 1814 to June

Maximilien de Robespierre (1758-1794) was the mastermind of the Reign of Terror (1793-1794), the dark side of the French Revolution that perverted its high ideals of democracy with fanaticism and cruelty. Only Robespierre’s own beheading ended the slaughter. A man of stern virtue and morality, he was a small town lawyer who made his name at the opening of the revolution but turned radical with the pressures of power. His early enlightened views were eclipsed by his fanaticism as he was…

Maximilien de Robespierre was the mastermind of the Reign of Terror the dark side of the French Revolution that perverted its high ideals of democracy with fanaticism and cruelty. Only Robespierre’s own beheading ended the slaughter.

Van Gogh - Blick auf die Dächer von Paris, 1886

Vincent van Gogh, View of Roofs and Backs of Houses on ArtStack

Liberty cap, circa 1789-1795, French Revolution

(This is the cap Claudette's father wore before he was decapitated) Liberty cap, France, Silk knit in blue, cream and red; worn during French Revolution.

Phrygian cap, late-18th century, used by French Revolutionaries as a symbol of liberty.

Phrygian Hat (and its tricolor cockade)- This hat was a soft, woolen peasant’s cap that was worn in ancient Greece/Rome as symbol of freedom. It was symbolic for the end of apprenticeship.

Carlota Corday camino al suplicio

Carlota Corday camino al suplicio

The Death of Marie Antoinette Queen of France and Navarre, Mezzotint, 1794 (British Museum)

The death of Marie Antoinette Queen of France and Navarre 1794 Hand-coloured mezzotint with some etching

Death mask of Robespierre

MAXIMILIEN ROBESPIERRE was one of the principal figures in the French Revolution. He led the Reign of Terror, cutting off many heads, but in 1794 he was overthrown and guillotined.