Saint-Just and Robespierre at the Hôtel de Ville, on the night of 9 Thermidor Year II

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Illustration

Harrison W. Mark
by Jean-Joseph Weerts
published on 29 November 2022

Maximilien Robespierre, Louis Antoine Saint-Just, Georges Couthon, and their allies take shelter at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris on the night of 9-10 Thermidor Year II (27-28 July 1794), where they plot an insurrection against the National Convention. At 2 a.m., soldiers loyal to the Convention would storm the Hôtel, breaking Robespierre's jaw and taking him and his allies prisoner; they would be executed later that day. Oil on canvas by Jean-Joseph Weerts, 1897.

La Piscine Museum, Roubaix.

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Weerts, J. (2022, November 29). Saint-Just and Robespierre at the Hôtel de Ville, on the night of 9 Thermidor Year II. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16737/saint-just-and-robespierre-at-the-hotel-de-ville-o/

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Weerts, Jean-Joseph. "Saint-Just and Robespierre at the Hôtel de Ville, on the night of 9 Thermidor Year II." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 29, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16737/saint-just-and-robespierre-at-the-hotel-de-ville-o/.

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Weerts, Jean-Joseph. "Saint-Just and Robespierre at the Hôtel de Ville, on the night of 9 Thermidor Year II." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Nov 2022. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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