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The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual.

 
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Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre
  • Born: May 6, 1758
  • Died: July 28, 1794
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Leader

Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre was a French lawyer and politician, as well as one of the best known and most influential figures associated with the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. As a member of the Estates-General, the Constituent Assembly and the Jacobin Club, Robespierre was an outspoken advocate for the poor and for democratic institutions. He campaigned for universal male suffrage and religious tolerance in France, and the abolition of slavery in the French colonies. He played an important role in the arrest of King Louis XVI, which led to the establishment of a French Republic on 22 September 1792.

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