Primary Source

Fusillades at Lyon, Ordered by Collot–D’Herbois

  • Engraving of executions in Lyon

Annotation

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.

Pierre-Philippe Choffard (engraver) and Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (engraver)

Translation

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

How to Cite This Source
Fusillades at Lyon, Ordered by Collot–D’Herbois in World History Commons,