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The death of Robespierre: The executioners wear not the traditional hangman’s hood but red bonnets representing liberty. This emphasized their belief that Robespierre’s punishment was just because it was the same to which "he had condemned so many thousands of innocent victims."
In the French Revolution, the sans-culottes were the radical partisans of the lower classes; typically urban laborers. The appellation refers to the fashionable culottes (silk knee-breeches) of the moderate bourgeois revolutionaries, as distinguished from the working class sans-culottes, who traditionally wore pantaloons (pants). During the peak of their influence, roughly 1792 to 1795, the sans-culottes provided the principal support behind the two far-left
Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749 – 1791) leader of the group which became the National Assembly. He was a moderate, favoring a constitutional monarchy. He unsuccessfully conducted secret negotiations with the French monarchy in an effort to reconcile it with the Revolution.