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Historical Events in September 1792

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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.

Politician and Revolutionary Georges Danton
Politician and Revolutionary
Georges Danton
  • Sep 11 The French Blue gem (later the Hope Diamond) is stolen with other French crown jewels from Royal storehouse in Paris during Reign of Terror

BoatMutiny on the Bounty

Sep 12 Court martial begins for instigators of the mutiny on the Bounty on board HMS Duke in Portsmouth harbour, presided over by Vice-Admiral Samuel Hood
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Lieutenant William Bligh is set adrift by the mutineers aboard the HMS Bounty on April 28, 1789
Lieutenant William Bligh is set adrift by the mutineers aboard the HMS Bounty on April 28, 1789
  • Sep 20 French defeat Prussians at Valmy

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Sep 21 French Revolution: The National Convention passes a proclamation announcing the formal abolition of the French monarchy

Enlightenment Philosopher Marquis de Condorcet
Enlightenment Philosopher
Marquis de Condorcet
Politician and Revolutionary Georges Danton
Politician and Revolutionary
Georges Danton

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Sep 26 Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France

Revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre
Revolutionary
Maximilien Robespierre