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Item 156 - Maximilien Robespierre Catalog 543 (Jan 2019)

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Fanatical idealist leader of the French Revolution (1758-1794) who was arrested, tried, and executed for the 'Reign of Terror.' Choice manuscript DS, in French, signed “Robespierre,” one page, 8.5 x 13.5, May 12, 1794. Untranslated extract from the Register of the Decrees of the Committee of Public Safety of the National Convention. In part (translated): "Stops the suspension of Charlet Captain of the National Gendarmerie in the Department of Vaucluse from office by the Minister of War and will be reinstated without delay in the former function." Signed at the conclusion by Maximilien Robespierre, Georges Couthon, Lazare Carnot, and Jacques Nicolas Billaud-Varenne. In fine condition. With Robespierre serving as its Parisian representative, the establishment of the Committee of Public Safety took its final form on September 6, 1793, a date that infamously marked the beginning to the French Revolution’s 'Reign of Terror.' Both Robespierre and Couthon would be executed later in 1794.

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