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Topics: French Revolution, Reign of Terror, Maximilien Robespierre Pages: 3 (1063 words) Published: February 20, 2013
Robespierre
The Tyrant of The French Revolution

Jetson Villena
2-1
March 9
Mr Miles
Socials 9

Maximilien Robespierre

The French revolution was one of the central events in the western civilization led by Maximilein Robespierre and his reign of terror that lasted from 1787-1799[rjgeib]. Even though Robespierre took out the monarchy, he wasn't a better ruler than Louis XVI; instead he became a dictator. Firstly, even though he was a villain he was a great man before he got too involved with the revolution. Secondly, he was unfair to his fellow Frenchman which resulted to his own downfall. Finally he had no mercy and he considered anyone an enemy whose ideals differ from his own. Maximilein Robespierre was considered as one of the worst rulers throughout history.

Although Robespierre was known as a terminator in history, he was a talented and hard working. He was not born of the hierarchy, instead he was born as a middle class in the provincial city of Arras[Encyclopedia]. He studied with distinction and later on took his father's profession of law[Encyclopedia]. As the revolution began to emerge he Robespierre was elected as a member of the Third estate delegation and quickly became a patriot party member. "He demanded religious freedom and freedom of the press. He urged the Assembly not to forget the poor"[Robespierre pg49]. He was the speaker of the poor and was a heroic champion of the poor. In addition Robespierre argued that the rights of man should extend to all man including the poor and the slaves. He was also a well know member of the Committee of Public Safety and he made a solid commitment to transforming France into a republic of Virtue[mtholyoke].

As Robespierre gained more power and almost gained absolute power he was no longer the good man he once was. He became corrupted and was becoming too suspicious to those around him even his...
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