Historical Events in September 1792

  • Sep 2 September Massacres of the French Revolution: In Paris rampaging mobs slaughter 3 Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.
  • Sep 11 The Hope Diamond is stolen with other crown jewels when six men break into house used to store the jewels.
  • Sep 20 French defeat Prussians at Valmy
  • Sep 21 Collot D'Herbois, first man to propose to abolish the monarchy in France at National Convention
  • Sep 22 French First Republic formed by the National Convention, stripping French king of his powers
  • Sep 26 Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.