Pictures of Maximilien Robespierre -

Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (French: [mak. si. mi. ljɛ̃ fʁɑ̃. swa ma. ʁi i. zi. dɔʁ də ʁɔ. bɛs. pjɛʁ]; 6 May 1758 – 28 July 1794) was a French lawyer and statesman who was one of the best-known and most influential figures of the French Revolution. As a member of the Constituent Assembly and the Jacobin Club, he campaigned for universal manhood suffrage, and the abolition both of celibacy for the clergy and of slavery. Robespierre was an outspoken advocate for the citizens without a voice, for their unrestricted admission to the National Guard, to public offices, and for the right to carry arms in self-defence. He played an important part in the agitation which brought about the fall of the French monarchy in August 1792 and the summoning of a National Convention.