Definition of Robespierre, Maximilien de in US English:

Robespierre, Maximilien de

proper noun

  • (1758–94), French revolutionary; full name Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre. As leader of the radical Jacobins in the National Assembly, he backed the execution of Louis XVI, implemented a purge of the Girondists, and initiated the Terror. The following year, however, he fell from favor and was guillotined.

Pronunciation

Robespierre, Maximilien de

/ˈrōbzˌpi(ə)r/