Committee of Public Safety takes control of the Terror in France

(72 words)
  • Editors

Historical Context Note

Formation of the Revolutionary Tribunal of Paris, intended to prevent the kind of massacres seen in September. The Committee of Public Safety discovers evidence and presents it to the Tribunal for judgment. In Paris the first of 2750 death sentences were awarded 15 April 1793, the last on 6 May 1795, around 110 a month. However, in the same period 2250 of the accused were acquitted. In the provinces, some 35-40,000 people were executed during the winter of 1793-4.

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Editors. "Committee of Public Safety takes control of the Terror in France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 December 2007
[, accessed 26 September 2016.]

Related Groups

  1. French Revolution and French Revolutionary Wars: 1789-1802