Fouquier-Tinville


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Fouquier-Tinville

Antoine Quentin . 1746--95, French revolutionary; as public prosecutor (1793--94) during the Reign of Terror, he sanctioned the guillotining of Desmoulins, Danton, and Robespierre
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Carrier and Fouquier-Tinville, as well as their co-accused, presented cogent arguments for shared responsibility in the Terror.
The trials of Carrier and Fouquier-Tinville made all victims of the Robespierrist regime appear innocent and all its agents appear guilty.
Thus it is not surprising that when the queen appeared before the Revolutionary Criminal Tribunal in October 1793 on trial for her life, her prosecutor, Antoine-Quentin Fouquier-Tinville, dared to accuse her of mother-son incest, the ultimate crime of womankind.
It was because of his role as a juror on the Revolutionary Tribunal that he was arrested after the uprising of 12 Germinal (1 April 1795) and went to the guillotine with Fouquier-Tinville and fourteen others on 7 May 1795.