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  Robespierre arrested july 27 1794.jpg - “The Fall of Robespierre.” Portrays an event of 9 Thermidore An II (27 July 1794) when Robespierre was taken under arrest and prevented from pleading his case before the Convention. The guards of the Convention arrive and one shoots and wounds Robespierre to the cry of “Death to the tyrant!” Meanwhile Robespierre’s supports denounce the art as illegal. Robespierre and 21 of his followers (Couthon, Saint-Just, et al.) were guillotined the next day in the very same place that Louis XVI had been executed 18 months before.  The fall of Robespierre brought an end to the Terror and led to the formation of a new regime called the Directory. An alternative version of the event says that Robespierre wounded himself in an attempted suicide, not out of cowardice but in keeping with Greek and Roman way of honorable death.  
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“The Fall of Robespierre.” Portrays an event of 9 Thermidore An II (27 July 1794) when Robespierre was taken under arrest and prevented from pleading his case before the Convention. The guards of the Convention arrive and one shoots and wounds Robespierre to the cry of “Death to the tyrant!” Meanwhile Robespierre’s supports denounce the art as illegal. Robespierre and 21 of his followers (Couthon, Saint-Just, et al.) were guillotined the next day in the very same place that Louis XVI had been executed 18 months before. The fall of Robespierre brought an end to the Terror and led to the formation of a new regime called the Directory. An alternative version of the event says that Robespierre wounded himself in an attempted suicide, not out of cowardice but in keeping with Greek and Roman way of honorable death. Download
Caption: “The Fall of Robespierre.” Portrays an event of 9 Thermidore An II (27 July 1794) when Robespierre was taken under arrest and prevented from pleading his case before the Convention. The guards of the Convention arrive and one shoots and wounds Robespierre to the cry of “Death to the tyrant!” Meanwhile Robespierre’s supports denounce the art as illegal. Robespierre and 21 of his followers (Couthon, Saint-Just, et al.) were guillotined the next day in the very same place that Louis XVI had been executed 18 months before. The fall of Robespierre brought an end to the Terror and led to the formation of a new regime called the Directory. An alternative version of the event says that Robespierre wounded himself in an attempted suicide, not out of cowardice but in keeping with Greek and Roman way of honorable death.
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