Examples of people on this list include Jean-Baptiste du Val-de-Grâce, baron de Cloots and Princess Élisabeth of France. Featuring famous executions during the French Revolution and more, this list has it all.
These notable guillotine deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has beheading as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death.
Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre was a French lawyer and politician, and one of the best-known and most influential figures of the French Revolution. As a member of the Estates-General, the Constituent Assembly and the Jacobin Club, he opposed the death penalty and advocated the ...more
Age: Died at 36 (1758-1794)
Birthplace: Arras, France
Profession: Politician, Lawyersee more on Maximilien de Robespierre
Marie Antoinette, born an Archduchess of Austria, was Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. She was the fifteenth and penultimate child of Maria Theresa of Austria and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. In April 1770, upon her marriage to Louis-Auguste, ...more
Age: Died at 38 (1755-1793)
Birthplace: Vienna, Austriasee more on Marie Antoinette
Henri Désiré Landru was a French serial killer and real-life "Bluebeard". ...more
Age: Died at 53 (1869-1922)
Birthplace: Paris, Francesee more on Henri Désiré Landru
Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot was a French doctor and serial killer. He was convicted of multiple murders after the discovery of the remains of 23 people in his home in Paris during World War II. He has revendicated the murder of around 60 victims during his life, although the true number remains ...more
Age: Died at 49 (1897-1946)
Birthplace: Auxerre, France
Profession: Politician, Physiciansee more on Marcel Petiot