Maximillien Robespierre And The Reign Of Terror

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Maximillien Robespierre was born in May 1758 in Arras in north-western France. He soon became a gifted student lawyer and received a scholarship to the best grammar school in Paris. Throughout, his political life he gained the reputation for helping the poorer people by being elected as a representative to the Third Estate in Versailles in 1788. As a result, he developed to become an influential and key role for the duration of the Reign of Terror.

In May 1790, Robespierre became the President of the most radical revolutionary club formed, the Jacobins. The Jacobins were also closely aligned with the sans culottes, a social group which seemed to lead successive revolutionary governments to extreme measures. It was here that the start of Maximillien’s
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It was Robespierre who was a prominent lobbyist against the idea of war. He professed that the real enemies of the Revolution were inside of France and he knew that France was not capable to fight in a war yet due to the internal instability. As an outcome, of the inadequate training that the French had they suffered many defeats by the Austrian-Prussian troops. Consequently, widespread panic, (August Uprising), in Paris began to grow due to the defeats causing a split between the Jacobins and Girondists. This allowing the Jacobins to abolish the existing city government in order to establish a revolutionary …show more content…
As the crisis settled down, it caused Jacobin leaders to split into rival groups. The leadership style of Maximillien Robespierre became increasingly challenged by Georges Danton. Danton along with his supporters wished to tone down the restrictive policies of the Committee of Public Safety and develop a more moderate form of Government. Robespierre was not impressed by the threat to his leadership Danton posed and arranged Danton’s execution in April 1794.
Robespierre in June 4 1794 was unanimously elected as the president of the National Convention. However, his fate soon changed as many members of the National Convention began to fear for their own safety. Robespierre and 21 of his supporters were guillotined July 28 1794, within the next few days that trailed an additional 82 Robespierre supporters also faced the same death as

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