Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville
Fouquier-Tinville, Antoine Quentin (äNtwänˈ käNtăNˈ fōkyāˈ-tăNvēlˈ) [key], 1746–95, French revolutionary. A lawyer, he was public prosecutor (Mar., 1793–July, 1794) of the Revolutionary Tribunal; he personified the ruthlessness of the Reign of Terror. Among his numerous victims were Marie Antoinette and Georges Danton. After the fall of Maximilien Robespierre, Fouquier-Tinville was tried and guillotined.
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