Place Louis XV
Place de la Revolution
—(Place de la Concorde) —
This site inaugurated in 1763, was originally called Place Louis XV
From November 1792 to May 1795 it was referred to as Place of Revolution It was the main venue for public executions, including that of Louis XVI, January 21, 1793, and Marie-Antoinette, Oct. 16, 1793. City of Paris 1789 - 1989
Erected 1989 by Mairie de Paris.
Location. 48° 51.931′ N, 2° 19.261′ E. Marker is in Paris, Île-de-France, in Paris. Marker is on Place de la Concord. Click for map. This marker is located at the center of the Place de la Concorde, just north-west of the obelisk. Marker is in this post office area: Paris, Île-de-France 75008, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L’Obelisque de Luxor (a few steps from this marker); Centre français de rapatriement (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Samuel Champlain
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1. The Trial and Execution of Louis XVI - The History Guide. "The carriage arrived . . . in the greatest silence, at the Place Louis XV, and came to a halt in the middle of a large empty space that had been left around the scaffold. This space was bordered with cannon; and beyond, as far as the eye could reach, was a multitude in arms. . . ." (Submitted on November 28, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. 16th of October 1793: execution of Marie-Antoinette - Versailles and more. "After the fall of the monarchy on the 10th of August 1792, the dethroned Queen was imprisoned in the Tower of the Temple, along with her husband, Louis XVI, their children and Madame Elisabeth, the King’s younger sister." (Submitted on November 28, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
3. Reign of Terror - Wikipedia. "The Reign of Terror (5 September 1793 – 28 July 1794: the latter is date 10 Thermidor, year II of the French Revolutionary Calendar), also known simply as The Terror (French: la Terreur), was a period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution, incited by conflict between rival political factions, the Girondins and the Jacobins, and marked by mass executions of "enemies of the revolution". The death toll ranged in the tens of thousands, with 16,594 executed by guillotine (2,639 in Paris), and another 25,000 in summary executions across France." (Submitted on November 28, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Additional keywords. French Revolution, execution
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