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Robespierre, Maximilien

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRobespierre, MaximilienMaximilien RobespierreRobes‧pierre, Max‧i‧mil‧i‧en /ˈrəʊbspɪər, ˌmæksəˈmɪliən/ 🔊 🔊 (1758–94) one of the leaders of the french revolution, famous for starting the reign of terror(1793–1794) during which thousands of people were executed (execute ) because they were believed to be enemies of the Revolution. He was later removed from power and killed by the guillotine.
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