Definition of Robespierre, Maximilien de in English:

Robespierre, Maximilien de

Line breaks: Maxi|milien de Robes|pierre
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊbzpjɛː
, ʀɔbɛspjɛʀ/
( 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, but the following year he fell from favour and was guillotined.

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