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The Reign of Terror

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The Reign of Terror - Lesson Summary

King Louis was executed on 21st January 1793 at the Palace de la Concorde followed by the execution of the queen. The year following the formation of the French republic is referred to as the reign of terror. Maximilian Robespierre suspended the Declaration of the Rights of Man. Robespierre started executing people he suspected of counter-terrorist activities.
 
Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern Chemistry, famous for discovering Oxygen and Hydrogen was executed.
 
Many rules were enforced on social and economic front. Camille Desmoulins, a revolutionary journalist opposed the Reign of Terror but was eventually executed.
 
In July 1794, Robespierre was charged with treason and sentenced to death. With the death of Robespierre ended the reign of terror.

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