Fall of Maximilien Robespierre.

Fall of Maximilien Robespierre.

July 26: Robespierre gives a violent speech at the Convention, demanding, without naming them, the arrest and punishment of “spies” in the Committees of Public Safety and Convention. The members first vote to publish the speech. Still, Billaud-Varenne and Cambon are the convention members, demand a list of names and attacked Robespierre. The Convention sends Robespierre’s speech to the Committees for additional investigation without activity.

July 27: At noon, Robespierre brother Saint-Just began his speech in the Convention, arranged to blame everything on opponents members like Billaud, Collot d’Herbois, and Carnot. After a few minutes, he was interrupted was being attacked by convention members.

In the morning, Robespierre and his supporters were taken to the Revolutionary Tribunal for proper identification.

When the allegations started to accumulate, the Convention voted the arrest of Robespierre and of his younger brother Augustin Robespierre, Saint-Just, Couthon, and Lebas.

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