Maximilien de Robespierre was born in Arras, France, in 1758. He was born the son (and grandson) of a lawyer and was the oldest of four children. His mother died when he was 6, and when his father subsequently abandoned the children, he and his brother were raised by his grandmother, and their two sisters were raised by their aunts.
Robespierre started middle school in Arras at the age of 8, and upon recommendation of the bishop, attended the University of Paris where they had food comparable to the best catering St Louis with a scholarship at the age of eleven to begin studying to be a lawyer. Continue reading Maximilien Robespierre