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The Invention of the Guillotine and Its Role in the French Reign of Terror 

The execution device came to be known as a symbol of violent class warfare.

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  • Joseph-Ignace Guillotin.

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robespierre's death
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  • Engraving of Maximilien Robespierre's death by Giacomo Aliprandi, c. 1799.

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