The 21 Who Died With Robespierre
18. Georges Couthon
Couthon was born in Central France into a bourgeoisie family. He would grow up to be the Deputy of the Legislative Assembly, and work closely with Robespierre and Saint-Just. He cared enough for them, that when the Thermidor crisis broke out, instead of travelling home, as he had planned to do, he stayed with Robespierre, ‘to either die or triumph with Robespierre and liberty.”
Do to his paralysis and general physical weakness, probably as a result of meningitis, it took the executioner fifteen minutes to go through with his murder, and Couthon died in incredible pain.
He was thirty-nine years old.