Maximilien Robespierre

1758 - 1794

Maximilien Robespierre

Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (French: [mak.si.mi.ljɛ̃ fʁɑ̃.swa ma.ʁi i.zi.dɔʁ də ʁɔ.bɛs.pjɛʁ]; 6 May 1758 – 28 July 1794) was a French lawyer and statesman who was one of the best-known and most influential figures of the French Revolution. As a member of the Constituent Assembly and the Jacobin Club, he campaigned for universal manhood suffrage and the abolition both of celibacy for the clergy, and slavery. In 1791, Robespierre became an outspoken advocate for the citizens without a political voice, for their unrestricted admission to the National Guard, to public offices, and for the right to carry arms in self-defence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maximilien Robespierre has received more than 4,906,073 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 162nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Maximilien Robespierre ranks 160 out of 14,801Before him are Sun Yat-sen, Caracalla, Hulagu Khan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and Oliver Cromwell. After him are Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Marcus Licinius Crassus, Louis the Pious, Lech Wałęsa, and Hosni Mubarak.

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

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Among people born in France, Maximilien Robespierre ranks 75 out of 4,109Before him are Caracalla (188), Guy de Maupassant (1850), Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749), Jacques-Louis David (1748), Henri Bergson (1859), and Pierre de Coubertin (1863). After him are Louis the Pious (778), Romain Rolland (1866), Henry III of France (1551), Charles X of France (1757), Gustave Courbet (1819), and Marcel Duchamp (1887).


Among politicians born in France, Maximilien Robespierre ranks 17Before him are Philip IV of France (1268), Napoleon II (1811), Louis XVIII of France (1755), Louis IX of France (1214), Francis I of France (1494), and Caracalla (188). After him are Louis the Pious (778), Henry III of France (1551), Charles X of France (1757), Francis II of France (1544), Henry II of France (1519), and Louis XII of France (1462).

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