What Happened on July 28, 1794

Historical Events

Execution of Maximilien Robespierre

French Revolutionary figure Maximilien Robespierre and 22 other leaders of "the Terror" guillotined to thunderous cheers in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician, and piano maker, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1859)

Famous Deaths

  • Georges Couthon, French politician, beheaded at 39

Maximilien RobespierreMaximilien Robespierre (1758-1794)

French revolutionary (President of the National Convention, Member of Committee of Public Safety), executed by guillotine at 36


1794 Highlights

About July 28, 1794

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 228 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo