The Reign of Terror

The Reign of Terror

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  • On September 5, 1793, Parisian radicals petitioned the National Convention to place "terror on the order of day"
  • Now this is what we must do
  • Jean-Paul Marat was assassinated by Charolette Corday while he was taking a medicinal bath because she wanted "peace"
  • She was sentenced to death by a guillotine, as long as 16,593 others who were considered to be traitors 
  • Moderators who opposed the new government and people who wanted more power for the committee of public safety stormed after Robespierre 
  • In an attempted suicide, Robespierre shot himself, but it only shattered his chin and didn't kill him
  • With Robespierre being silenced, he is brought to a guillotine, where he is beheaded. He was the last person to be killed during the Terror.
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