Robespierre

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Robespierre French revolutionary; leader of the Jacobins and architect of the Reign of Terror; was himself executed in a coup d'etat (1758-1794)
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Usage

In literature:

It was in this church that Camille Desmoulins was wedded to Lucille, Robespierre acting as best man.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
The gentleman from Wisconsin has said that he fears a Robespierre.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
In this manuscript he speaks with enthusiasm of Robespierre.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, December 1887" by Various
Robespierre undertook to be their organ.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Of this last society Robespierre was the ruling spirit, and Brissot the orator.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Robespierre, M. M. I., 380.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
Robespierre, at such times silent and thoughtful, was ever bending over her chair.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
BY MAXIMILIAN MARIE ISIDORE DE ROBESPIERRE.
"The Speaker, No. 5: Volume II, Issue 1" by Various
In this trait, as in several others, he seems to have resembled Robespierre.
"Leading Articles on Various Subjects" by Hugh Miller
More a man of ideas than of action, Robespierre had the sentiment of the Revolution rather than the political formula.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848" by Various
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In news:

As has often been said, the French Revolution is still with us, and we feel it still matters to us, indeed quite deeply, what opinion we finally come to about Mirabeau or Danton or Robespierre.
Maximilien Robespierre was born May 6, 1758 in Arras, France.
Educated at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris as a lawyer, Robespierre became a disciple of philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau and a passionate advocate for the poor.
The Reign of Terror begins when Robespierre declares Terror "the order of the day".
Crystal Antlers played Brooklyn's Glasslands over the weekend, with support from Balkans, Gary War and Team Robespierre .
Join the dance-rock party with NYC's Team Robespierre live on KEXP.
Jacobites hearts are like flowers robespierre's velvet basement glass records (nikki sudden & dave kusworth).
Crystal Antlers played Brooklyn's Glasslands over the weekend, with support from Balkans , Gary War and Team Robespierre.
Nothing, I think, is known with certainty about the relation between Robespierre and Rousseau, except that the great revolutionary always expressed love and admiration for the philosopher.
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