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Guillotin Joseph Ignace

Guillotin Joseph Ignace (1738—1814)

The guillotine is named after a French physician, Joseph Ignace Guillotin, who was born in 1738. He did not invent the device, but as a member of the French Constituent Assembly, he proposed in 1789 that all prisoners condemned to death should be executed the same way. Instead of hanging (which was usually used for the poor) or beheading (for the... More...

Comoren Islands, 1989, Dr. Guillotin and Guillotine


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