- Max·i·mi·lien Fran·çois Ma·rie I·si·dore de [mak-see-mee-lyan frahn-swa ma-ree ee-zee-dawr duh] /mak si miˈlyɛ̃ frɑ̃ˈswa maˈri i ziˈdɔr də/, 1758–94, French lawyer and revolutionary leader.
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“This is like Robespierre,” a House GOP member told The Daily Beast.Republicans Panicked After Eric Cantor Loss: ‘This Is Like Robespierre’
Ben Jacobs, Tim Mak
June 11, 2014
If the rest of us have had trouble catching up to Robespierre and crew, well, we are starting from a bit of a handicap.
Robespierre and star Jenny Slate have made a movie about a woman, not an abortion.
The film begins with her on stage, with a joke that Robespierre wrote about feminine discharge.Jenny Slate’s Earnest and Funny Abortion Film ‘Obvious Child’
June 4, 2014
The bloody effervescence of the Bastille gave way to Robespierre and then Napoleon; Stalin crushed Trotsky.You Say You Want a Revolution?
June 23, 2013
You may say that Robespierre was morbid and unbalanced, and you may say the same of Bunyan.
You may say if you like that Robespierre was (in a negative sort of way) mad.
He pronounced the panegyric of Robespierre, and the apotheosis of Marat.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
In this trait, as in several others, he seems to have resembled Robespierre.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
From under his pillow he drew Marc Antoine's letter to Robespierre.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
- Maximilien François Marie Isidore de . (maksimiljɛ̃ frɑ̃swa mari izidɔr də). 1758–94, French revolutionary and Jacobin leader: established the Reign of Terror as a member of the Committee of Public Safety (1793–94): executed in the coup d'état of Thermidor (1794)
A French political leader of the eighteenth century. Robespierre, a Jacobin, was one of the most radical leaders of the French Revolution. He was in charge of the government during the Reign of Terror, when thousands of persons were executed without trial. After a public reaction against his extreme policies, he was executed without trial.