The French Revolution
The Guillotine (National Razor)
The Guillotine was used a lot during the French Revolution. Either used to execute enemies or just simple people who were accused for something they didn't do. It was used way more than it should've been used. Dr. Joseph Ignace Guillotine introduced the Guillotine to France in 1789.
Maximilien was the one who fueled the Revolution. He was the one who decided who got executed and who they should kill next. After the second stage started he started having everyone he felt would oppose him executed. So he struck fear into many people because people were paranoid that they might be killed next. He was finally executed on July 28, 1794. He was the only who who was faced up when he was was executed by the Guillotine.
The Reign of Terror
After the death of Louis XVI the Reign of Terror began. The first victim was Marie Antoinette who was imprisoned with her children. She was accused of incest with her son and treason. 2,400 thousand people were killed by July 1794. During this time 30,000 people lost their lives. It soon got to where 800 people were executed every month. Maximilien finally got executed in July of 1794. That was what ended the Reign of Terror.