Maximillian Robespierre is Executed Ashley Douglass

The Boycott of the Committee of Public Safety and the National Convention

Robespierre boycotted the Committee of Public Safety and the National Convention after being denounced as a dictator on July 13, 1794. The committee was to provide defense for the nation against its enemies and to oversee the existing parts of the executive government. The committee was then turned over to Georges Danton and followers. It controlled France and dominated over the National Convention with support of the Jacobins. There was a strong disagreement within the committee and created the downfall of Maximillian Robespierre.

"Robespierre Laid on the Table of the Committee of Public Safety"

Punishing "Traitors" of Robespierre

Robespierre demanded the National Convention to punish the "traitors" without naming them on July 26, 1794. Maximilian Robespierre had a list of Jacobins and made it sound like these group of men were he next to be placed on the guillotine. Maximilian Robespierre wouldn't tell the names of them to anyone. The Jacobins were scared for their lives and the survivors blamed Robespierre for the falling of their deaths.

Cartoon engraving of Maximilien de Robespierre guillotining the executioner during the Reign of Terror... From La Guillotine en 1793, by Hector Fleischmann, 1908

Execution of Maximillian Robespierre

Maximillian Robespierre was executed July 28, 1794, one day after he was arrested and sent to the Luxembourg Prison. The warden refused to jail him and he declared an outlaw on the National Convention and refused to lead a rebellion. His followers started to separate and he severely injured himself by shooting his self in the jaw. The soldiers of the National Convention seized Robespierre and his followers. He and his followers were all executed on the guillotine on July 28, 1794.

Maximilian Robespierre at the guillotine, July 28, 1794, Pictorial Press Ltd./Alamy


1. The execution of Maximilian Robespierre will change the rules and regulations of the Committee of Public Safety and the National Convention because he was in charge of them for a while before his execution.

2. If Robespierre and his followers weren't executed due to some turmoil, how would the two organizations be effected?

3. Maximilian Robespierre got arrested and sent to prison. If the warden would've imprisoned him, no ne would've been executed and there would've been more turmoil between his followers and the officers that arrested him.



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