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Fusillades at Lyon, Ordered by Collot–D’Herbois

Engraving of executions in Lyon


Lyon’s rebellion against the central government in September 1793 had terrible repercussions that seemed only to worsen with the initiation of collective trials and immediate executions by firing squad. The one depicted here on 4 December 1793 took the lives of 935 people, another 732 being guillotined over the next four months.


Title in French
Fusillades de Lyon, commandées par Collot-d'Herbois

Caption in French
le 14 Décembre 1793, ou 24 Frimaire An 2.eme de la République

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"Fusillades at Lyon, Ordered by Collot–D’Herbois," in World History Commons, [accessed March 30, 2023]