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ˈroʊbz pɪər, -piˌɛər, ˌroʊ bəs piˈɛərrobe·spierre

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  1. Robespierre, Maxmillien Marie Isidore de Robespierrenoun

    French revolutionary; leader of the Jacobins and architect of the Reign of Terror; was himself executed in a coup d'etat (1758-1794)


  1. Robespierrenoun

    The French Revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre, 1758-1794. Often used as a byword for a murderous demagogue or tyrant.


  1. Robespierre

    Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (French: [maksimiljɛ̃ ʁɔbɛspjɛʁ]; 6 May 1758 – 28 July 1794) was a French lawyer and statesman who became one of the best-known, influential and controversial figures of the French Revolution. As a member of the Estates-General, the Constituent Assembly, and the Jacobin Club, he campaigned for universal manhood suffrage, the right to vote for people of color, Jews, actors, domestic staff and the abolition of both clerical celibacy and French involvement in the Atlantic slave trade. In 1791, Robespierre was elected as "public accuser" and became an outspoken advocate for male citizens without a political voice, for their unrestricted admission to the National Guard, to public offices, and to the commissioned ranks of the army, for the right to petition and the right to bear arms in self defence. Robespierre played an important part in the agitation which brought about the fall of the French monarchy on 10 August 1792 and the convocation of the National Convention. His goal was to create a one and indivisible France, establish equality before the law, abolish prerogatives, and defend the principles of direct democracy. He earned the nickname "the incorruptible" for his adherence to strict moral values. As one of the leading members of the Paris Commune, Robespierre was elected as a deputy to the French Convention in early September 1792 but was soon criticised for trying to establish either a triumvirate or a dictatorship. In April 1793, Robespierre urged the Jacobins to raise a sans-culotte army to enforce revolutionary laws and sweep away any counter-revolutionary conspirator, leading to the armed Insurrection of 31 May – 2 June 1793. Because of his health, Robespierre announced he was to resign but on 27 July he was appointed as a member of the powerful Committee of Public Safety. This allowed him to successfully promote a reorganization of the Revolutionary Tribunal, a war cabinet, and worship of a "Supreme Being". Those who were not actively defending France (modérantisme) became his enemy. During the Reign of Terror, at least 300,000 suspects were arrested; 17,000 were officially executed, and perhaps 10,000 died in prison or without trial.Although Robespierre always had like-minded allies, the politically motivated violence that the Montagne faction often promoted disillusioned others. Both members of the Convention and the French public eventually turned against him. According to Jeremy Popkin, he was undone by his obsession with the vision of an ideal republic. In the middle of the night he and his allies were arrested in the Paris town hall on 9 Thermidor. Robespierre was wounded in his jaw, but it is not known if it was self-inflicted or the outcome of the skirmish. About 90 people, including Robespierre, were executed in the days after, events that initiated a period known as the Thermidorian Reaction, and the left wing in the convention was decimated. A divisive figure during his lifetime due to his views and policies, Robespierre remains controversial to this day. According to Marcel Gauchet, no one divides France more than Robespierre. His legacy and reputation continue to be subject to academic and popular debate. George Rudé estimates that he made some 900 speeches, in which he often expressed his political and philosophical views forcefully. To some, Robespierre was the Revolution's principal ideologist and embodied the country's first democratic experience, marked by the often-revised and never-implemented French Constitution of 1793. To others, he was the incarnation of the Terror itself.


  1. robespierre

    Robespierre, or Maximilien Robespierre, was a French lawyer and statesman who was one of the most influential figures associated with the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. He was known as an advocate for the poor and for democratic institutions. He campaigned for universal male suffrage, the abolition of slavery and the death penalty. However, his period of influence during the French Revolution, known as the Reign of Terror, was marked by mass executions through the guillotine. He was eventually arrested and executed in 1794.


  1. Robespierre

    Robespierre is a station on line 9 of the Paris Métro, on the Rue Robespierre. It is in the commune of Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, just to the east of Paris. The station was opened on 14 October 1937 with the extension of the line from Porte de Montreuil to Mairie de Montreuil. The Rue Robespierre is named after Maximilien Robespierre, who was one of the best-known leaders of the French Revolution.

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  1. Robespierre

    A French politician who had the opportunity of doing to his enemies what most politicians would like to do to theirs. Was finally voted out and down.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Robespierre in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Robespierre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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