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Robespierre was a leading figure of the French Revolution.
Robespierre's rule ushered in a violent period of the Revolution known as the Terror. However, he was later executed by guillotine, thus marking an end to that period.
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- Maximilien Robespierre was a highly-influential member of the Committee for Public Safety, which oversaw the executions of tens of thousands of people during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. He and his supporters were guillotined in 1794 after a successful coup d'etat removed them from power.