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Maximilien Robespierre

1758 - 1794

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Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (French: [maksimiljɛ̃ ʁɔbɛspjɛʁ]; 6 May 1758 – 28 July 1794) was a French lawyer and statesman who became one of the most widely known, influential, and controversial figures of the French Revolution. As a member of the Estates-General, the Constituent Assembly, and the Jacobin Club, he campaigned for universal manhood suffrage, the right to vote for people of colour, Jews, actors, and domestic staff, and the abolition of both clerical celibacy and French involvement in the Atlantic slave trade. He earned the nickname "the incorruptible" for his adherence to strict moral values. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maximilien Robespierre has received more than 7,658,261 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Maximilien Robespierre is the 153rd most popular politician (up from 170th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from France (up from 81st in 2019) and the 14th 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 153 out of 15,577Before him are John Major, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Oliver Cromwell, Simón Bolívar, Cardinal Richelieu, and Lech Wałęsa. After him are Paul von Hindenburg, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Alfred the Great, Louis IX of France, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, and Ivar the Boneless.

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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, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Emperor Go-Momozono, Kamehameha I, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Franz Joseph Gall, Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy. 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, Marquis de Condorcet, Camille Desmoulins, Edward Gibbon, Jacques Hébert, Élisabeth of France, Alexandre de Beauharnais, and Georges Couthon.

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Among people born in France, Maximilien Robespierre ranks 68 out of 6,011Before him are Charles Perrault (1628), Claude Debussy (1862), Henri Becquerel (1852), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Louis Braille (1809), and Hector Berlioz (1803). After him are Gustave Eiffel (1832), Romain Rolland (1866), Louis IX of France (1214), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Henri Bergson (1859), and Louis de Funès (1914).


Among politicians born in France, Maximilien Robespierre ranks 14Before him are Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Philip IV of France (1268), Louis XIII of France (1601), Claudius (-10), Francis I of France (1494), and Cardinal Richelieu (1585). After him are Louis IX of France (1214), Henry III of France (1551), Louis the Pious (778), Caracalla (188), Edward IV of England (1442), and Louis Philippe I (1773).