Robespierre and Chess

Chess Comic – Robespierre & Chess

 Robespierre and Chess  – Chess for Children Chess Comic

About our Chess Comic

Hey boys and girls, this week our chess comic will focus on one of history’s’ most evil men.

Our Chess comic – Robespierre and Chess is based on a very popular legend. Unfortunately there were 3 versions of this legend. Which one was correct? We couldn’t decide so we brought you all 3!  

We hope that you will enjoy this story. Remember , we at Chess for Children will bring you the very best in chess videos, stories, lessons and entertainment. Now on to our story…

A little about Robespierre

Maximilian Marie Isidore de Robespierre was born in Arres, France on My 6th, 1738.

He was elected to the Estates General in 1789. He became the leader of the Jocobin Club. The club derived its name from the monastary of the the Jacobins (Parisian name of the Dominicans) where the members met.

In July 1793 he was then elected to the Committee of Public Safety.  Because of the dangers of foreign invasion and the urgent need to maintain order, the committee instituted the reign of terror. This occurred from 1793-1794.

In 1793 he demanded the execution of the King and was able to get rid of the Girondists his opposing party.

Robespierre was the most powerful man in France, by ever measure he was a dictator.

Marie Antoinette was also executed because of him.

Want to know more…

If you would like to know more about Robespierre you can read an in depth article here.

Two famous chess-player who lived at the same time in France as Robespierre were Legal De Kumuer and Philidor.

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