The Arrest and Guillotining of Robespierre – 27 and 28 July 1794

Posted on July 26th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

On 27 July 1794 during the ‘Reign of Terror’, the National Convention in Paris ordered the arrest of Maximilien de Robespierre.

When was was eventually captured Robespierre attemped to kill himself with a pistol, but only succeeded in wounding his jaw.

On 28 July 1794, Robespierre was guillotined the Place de la Revolution, along with his brother, Augustin, and 12 others – there had been no trial of Robespierre or the others.

Here is a newspaper story, published in August 1794, that reports on the arrest and guillotining of Robespierre.

historical newspaper report about The The Arrest and Guillotining of Maximilien de Robespierre

Northampton Mercury – Saturday 16 August 1794

Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000317/17940816/006/0003

historical newspaper report about The The Arrest and Guillotining of Maximilien de Robespierre

Reynolds’s Newspaper – Sunday 16 April 1899

Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000101/18990416/031/0004

This entry was posted on Friday, July 26th, 2013 at 10:45 am and is filed under News from the past. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.