Maximilien Robespierre

1758 - 1794

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Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (French: [maksimiljɛ̃ ʁɔbɛspjɛʁ]; 6 May 1758 – 10 Thermidor, Year II 28 July 1794) was a French lawyer and statesman, widely recognized as one of the most influential and controversial figures of the French Revolution. Robespierre fervently campaigned for the voting rights of all men and their unimpeded admission to the National Guard. Additionally he advocated for the right to petition, the right to bear arms in self-defence, and the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maximilien Robespierre has received more than 9,010,863 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Maximilien Robespierre is the 188th most popular politician (down from 151st in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from France (down from 68th in 2019) and the 17th most popular French Politician.

Maximilien Robespierre was a French lawyer and politician. He was one of the best-known and most influential figures associated with the French Revolution. As a member of the Estates-General, the Constituent Assembly and the Jacobin Club, Robespierre was an outspoken advocate for the poor and for democratic institutions. He campaigned for universal male suffrage in France, price controls on basic food commodities, the right of workers to form trade unions, and the abolition of slavery in the French colonies. His views were considered too radical by the French government, and he was guillotined by the National Convention in 1794.

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Among politicians, Maximilien Robespierre ranks 188 out of 19,576Before him are Oliver Cromwell, Titus, Charles X of France, Babur, Ho Chi Minh, and Demosthenes. After him are Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Anwar Sadat, Emperor Meiji, Mark Antony, Salman of Saudi Arabia, and Ali Khamenei.

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Among people born in 1758, Maximilien Robespierre ranks 1After him are Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, James Monroe, Noah Webster, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, André Masséna, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Kamehameha I, Emperor Go-Momozono, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Franz Joseph Gall, and Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Among people deceased in 1794, Maximilien Robespierre ranks 2Before him is Antoine Lavoisier. After him are Georges Danton, Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, Cesare Beccaria, Camille Desmoulins, Marquis de Condorcet, Alexandre de Beauharnais, Edward Gibbon, Jacques Hébert, Élisabeth of France, and André Chénier.

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Among people born in France, Maximilien Robespierre ranks 74 out of 6,770Before him are Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), Jean-François Champollion (1790), Henri Bergson (1859), Pierre de Fermat (1601), Edgar Degas (1834), and Charles X of France (1757). After him are Jacques-Louis David (1748), William the Conqueror (1028), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), Louis the Pious (778), Henry III of France (1551), and Madame du Barry (1743).


Among politicians born in France, Maximilien Robespierre ranks 17Before him are Philip IV of France (1268), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Francis I of France (1494), Claudius (-10), Louis Philippe I (1773), and Charles X of France (1757). After him are Louis the Pious (778), Henry III of France (1551), Louis XVII of France (1785), Jacques Chirac (1932), Louis IX of France (1214), and Caracalla (188).