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10 May 1794  -  Execution of Madame Élisabeth of France, sister of King Louis XVI.

It sometimes happens that timid natures, the most susceptible of fear in the ordinary course of life, will heroically brave death when a great sentiment inspires them. Madame Élisabeth’s presence conveyed that inspiration. The Marquise de Crussol-Amboise was so timid that she dared not sleep without two women in her room; a spider terrified her; the mere idea of an imaginary danger filled her with dread. Madame Élisabeth’s example transformed her suddenly; she grew calm and firm, and so remained till death. The same species of emotion was conveyed to all the others. The calm presence of Madame Élisabeth seemed to them in that terrible hour as if illumined by a reflection from the Divine. “It is not exacted of us,” she said, “as it was of the ancient martyrs, that we sacrifice our beliefs; all they ask of us is the abandonment of our miserable lives. Let us make that feeble sacrifice to God with resignation

So, in these last moments of life a great joy was given to her; she revived the numbed or aching hearts, she restored the vigour of their faith to fainting souls, she blunted the sting of death, and brought to eyes despairing of earth, the light of the true deliverance.

The next morning the gates of the prison opened and the carts of the executioner, called by Barère “the biers of the living,” came out. Madame Élisabeth was in the first with others, among them Mme. de Sénozan and Mme. de Crussol-Amboise, to whom she talked during the passage from the Conciergerie to the Place Louis XV. Arriving there, she was the first to descend; the executioner offered his hand, but the princess looked the other way and needed no help. At the foot of the scaffold was a long bench on which the victims were told to sit. By a refinement of cruelty Madame Élisabeth was placed nearest the steps to the scaffold, but she was the last of the twenty-five called to ascend them; she was to see and hear the killing of them all before her turn should come. During that time she never ceased to say the De profundis; she who was about to die prayed for the dead.

The first to be called was Mme. de Crussol. She rose immediately; as she passed Madame Élisabeth she curtsied, and then, bending forward, asked to be allowed to kiss her. “Willingly, and with all my heart,” replied the princess. All the other women, ten in number, did likewise. The men, as they passed her, each bowed low the head that an instant later was to fall into the basket. When the twenty-fourth bowed thus before her, she said: “Courage, and faith in God’s mercy.” Then she rose herself, to be ready at the call of the executioner. She mounted firmly the steps of the scaffold. Again the man offered his hand, but withdrew it, seeing from her bearing that she needed no help. With an upward look to heaven, she gave herself into the hands of the executioner. As he fastened her to the fatal plank, her neckerchief came loose and fell to the ground. “In the name of your mother, monsieur, cover me,” she said. Those were her last words.

At this execution alone, no cries of “Vive la Revolution!” were raised; the crowd dispersed silently. 

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A plaque on the ground in front of the Obelisk of Luxor marks the place where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were executed. 

This site, inaugurated in 1763, was originally called Place Louis XV.

From November 1792 to May 1795 it was then referred to as the Place de la Revolution. It was the main place for public executions, including those of Louis XVI, the 21st of January, 1793, and of Marie Antoinette, the 16th of October, 1793.

Jacques-Philippe-Joseph de Saint-Quentin. The Entrance to the Tuileries from the Place Louis XV in Paris. ca. 1775.

Oil on canvas.

Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archeologie de Besançon. Besançon, France.

#Fountain Place de la Concorde #Paris #France La Place de la Concorde a été construit entre 1757 et 1779 sous le nom de place Louis XV . Au centre, une statue du roi était de célébrer leur amélioration après une maladie grave . En 1792, la statue est en panne et fondu et la place a été rebaptisée “ Place de la Révolution ” . Pendant la Révolution française , il est devenu une scène sanglante en raison de l'installation de la guillotine dans laquelle ils ont été exécutés plus de 1.200 personnes . Certaines des figures les plus marquantes ont été décapités entre Marie-Antoinette , Louis XVI ou Robespierre . Avec la fin du régime de terreur en 1795 la place a été définitivement rebaptisé Place de la Concorde .

The Place de la Concorde 1757 eta 1779 urteen artean eraiki zen Place Louis XV izenpean . Erdian, erregearen estatua beren hobekuntza ospatzeko gaixotasun larri baten ondoren izan zen . 1792an estatua hausten da eta urtu eta plazan eta “ Revolution Square ” bezala izendatu zuenean . Frantziako Iraultzaren garaian eszena odoltsua bihurtu zen ondorioz gillotina eta bertan egin zituzten 1.200 pertsona baino gehiago instalatzea . Garrantzitsuenetakoa artean batzuk ziren burua moztu Marie Antoinette , Louis XVI edo Robespierre . Terror erregimenaren amaieran 1795ean plaza betiko izendatu zuenean Place de la Concorde .

La Plaza de la Concordia fue construida entre 1757 y 1779 bajo el nombre de Plaza de Luis XV. En el centro se encontraba una estatua ecuestre del rey para celebrar su mejora después de una grave enfermedad.

En 1792 la estatua es derribada y fundida y la plaza es rebautizada como la “Plaza de la Revolución”. Durante la Revolución Francesa se convirtió en un sangriento escenario debido a la instalación de la guillotina en la que fueron ejecutadas más de 1.200 personas. Algunos de los personajes más destacados entre los decapitados fueron Maria Antonieta, Luis XVI o Robespierre.

Con el final del régimen del terror, en 1795 la plaza fue rebautizada definitivamente como Plaza de la Concordia.

La Place de la Concorde è stato costruito tra il 1757 e il 1779 sotto il nome di piazza Luigi XV . Al centro una statua del re era per celebrare il loro miglioramento dopo una grave malattia . Nel 1792 la statua è ripartito e si sciolse e la piazza è stata ribattezzata come la “ Piazza della Rivoluzione ” . Durante la Rivoluzione Francese divenne una scena cruenta causa dell'installazione della ghigliottina in cui sono stati eseguiti più di 1200 persone . Alcune delle figure più di spicco tra furono decapitati Maria Antonietta , Luigi XVI o Robespierre . Con la fine del regime di terrore nel 1795 la piazza fu definitivamente ribattezzata Place de la Concorde .

Der Place de la Concorde wurde zwischen 1757 und 1779 unter dem Namen Place Louis XV erbaut . In der Mitte war eine Statue des Königs , um ihre Verbesserung nach einer schweren Krankheit zu feiern. Im Jahre 1792 wird die Statue abgebaut und geschmolzen und der Platz wurde als “ Platz der Revolution ” umbenannt. Während des Französisch Revolution wurde es eine blutige Szene durch den Einbau der Guillotine , in denen sie mehr als 1.200 Menschen hingerichtet wurden. Einige der prominentesten Figuren unter enthauptet Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI oder Robespierre . Mit dem Ende der Schreckensherrschaft im Jahre 1795 wurde der Platz auf jeden Fall umbenannt Place de la Concorde .