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Robespierre, Maximilien de

Syllabification: Robes·pierre, Maximilien de
Pronunciation: /ˈrōbzˌpi(ə)r, -ˌpye(ə)r
 
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Definition of Robespierre, Maximilien de in English:

( 1758–94), French revolutionary; full name Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre. As leader of the radical Jacobins in the National Assembly, he backed the execution of Louis XVI, implemented a purge of the Girondists, and initiated the Terror. The following year, however, he fell from favor and was guillotined.

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