Thermidor Fun Fact Day Twenty: Robespierre’s fears

Readers have doubtless heard about Robespierre’s paranoia, but did you know that he may have had reason to be afraid? What event contributed to his fear?
a. In May 1794, a young woman named Cécile Renault allegedly sought to murder him.
b. In July 1793, a young woman named Charlotte Corday snuck into his bathroom and stabbed him.
c. In January 1793, Philippe Nicolas Marie de Pâris, a member of the king’s bodyguards, stabbed him in a restaurant in the Palais Royal.
d. In April 1791, he was poisoned by a secret enemy and barely survived.

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