Thermidor Fun Facts Day One: Robespierre’s Family Problems

June 14: Day One: Family Problems
A sense of abandonment holds the key to Robespierre’s strange destiny, according to biographer Max Gallo (1968). Robespierre Sr. committed multiple failings towards his wife and they were felt keenly by his oldest son, who vowed to live according to a strict moral code to avoid such shame. Which of the failings are not included in Gallo’s portrait of Robespierre’s father?
a. bankruptcy
b. instability (moved the family four times in four years)
c. out-of-wedlock pregnancy (wife was already pregnant with Maximilien when they married in January 1758)
d. adultery

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