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HistoryMaximillen Robespierre and Georges Danton were born within a year of each other, both came from middle-class backgrounds, both became lawyers passionately opposed to the French monarchy, and both...
RobespierreIn his 1794 speech to the National Convention, Robespierre made it clear that the aim of the Revolution was a democracy. He said that the revolutionaries wanted to establish a government based on...
RobespierreRobespierre argued that the exigencies of Revolution required extraordinary virtue on the part of the French people, and that virtue was "powerless" without terror to back it up. The best way to...