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Robespierre, Maximilien de

Pronunciation: /ˈrōbzˌpi(ə)r/ /-ˌpye(ə)r/
(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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