Maximilien Robespierre, born May 6, 1758 died July 28, 1794, was one of the most influential people in the French Revolution. The majority of his fame comes from the Reign of Terror, the mass execution of thousands of people who were against the revolution. He was also the president of the Committee of Public Safety.
Before the revolution, Robespierre believed that he could stabilize the currently unstable France by eliminating those who create the imbalance of power.
He was able to put his belief into action when the revolution broke out. His Reign of Terror began immediately after he executed King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette.
Today, he is not called a hero but he's not called an antagonist. However, morally, the murder of thousands of people is wrong especially if a few of those people have done nothing wrong. Robespierre was eventually executed for the murders, returning what he gave so many people.
Robespierre’s legacy is based off of his influence on the Reign of Terror. He wanted the government to execute those who opposed the revolution because he believed that the deaths were justified.