The execution of the last king of the Bourbon dynasty.

The execution of the last king of the Bourbon dynasty.

Despite the defence of the Girondins, the radical members of Jacobins insisted on bringing the former king to the court of the Convention. Convention votes by the majority on his death punishment.

On January 21, 1793, King Louis XVI was beheaded by guillotine at the Place de la R√©volution at the age of 38. Louis XVI’s wife,¬†Marie-Antoinette, suffered the same fate nine months later.

The execution of the king led to the breaking of diplomatic relations between England and France. The Revolution became more and more radical and violent!

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