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Who were the Jacobins?

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M. Kennedy

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Answered Jan 08, 2019

The Jacobins were members of the French republic organization known as the Jacobin club. It was created at the time of the French Revolution. The Jacobin Club was created by Maximilien Robespierre in June 1789.

The Jacobins were members of the French republic organization known as the Jacobin club. It was

Robespierre and Antoine Barnave were the leaders of the club. The Jacobins were the most famous and most radical political faction involved in the French Revolution.

Their aim was to end the reign of King Louis XVI and to establish a French Republic. They are associated to the period of violence during the French Revolution known as “The Terror”.

The Jacobins wanted to get rid of all traces to the old social order in France, they seized the lands of the nobles, abolished their titles. They tried, convicted and executed King and those that supported the old social order.

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