Thermidor Fun Fact Day Forty-Three: The Newspaper announces Robespierre’s Death

The announcement of Robespierre’s execution in the Journal de Paris national on Tuesday, 11 Thermidor, listed the once-powerful man as “Maximilien Robespierre, 35 years old, born at Arras, deputy of the National Convention.” This listing is incorrect because:

a. Robespierre was actually 36 years old.
b. Robespierre was never elected to the National Convention.
c. Robespierre was born in Amiens, not Arras.
d. His correct name was Maximilien du Robespierre.

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