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Lavoisier on the way to his execution

Posted in Discoveries, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Politics, Revolution, Science on Thursday, 19 November 2015

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One of the most undeserving victims of the Terror during the French Revolution was the scientific genius named Antoine Lavoisier. The nobleman and pioneering chemist is seen here in this crowded and atmospheric picture, standing on the tumbrel with the dais of death in the background, waiting to meet his unjust fate at the Guillotine.

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Lavoisier on the way to his execution by C L Doughty

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