Before the king's execution, the legislative assembly disbanded and formed a new political body called the National Convention. In 1793 theNational Convention made up a committee of public safety whose role was to protect “newly established republic against foreign attacks and internal rebellion” is made up of 12 people. The most prominent person
Maximilien Robespierre. The committee became the de facto executive government in France during the period from September 5th to July 28th, 1794 this was the period of the rain of terror this was in the name of ridding the nation of enemies of the revolution. “estimated 500,000 suspects were arrested, 17,000 were officially executed and 25,000 died in summary executions, i.e. without benefit of a full and fair trial”. By mid-1794 Robespierre. He became a target of the conspiracy. The members feared that he would be guillotined next. He was arrested and killed on July 28th, 1794 bringing the end of the rain of terror.