Trial and Execution of Louis XVI


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Lesson Snapshot:

  • The French Revolution was a period of social and political upheaval in France beginning in 1789
  • The trial of Louis XVI was a key event of the French Revolution
  • It involved the trial of the former French king Louis XVI before the National Convention and led to his execution
  • The execution of Louis XVI by means of the guillotine, a major event of the French Revolution, took place on 21 January 1793 at the Place de la Révolution in Paris

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