What Happened on January 21, 1793

Historical Events

Execution of Louis XVI

Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine in Paris, following his conviction for "high treason" by the newly created French Parliament (Convention nationale), during the French Revolution

  • Prussia & Russia sign partition treaty, dividing Poland.

Famous Deaths

Louis XVI (1754-1793)

King of France (1774-93), beheaded during the French Revolution at 38

About January 21, 1793

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 230 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius