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Ok, please try to keep your pants on! :lol:

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TOO LATE!

haahahaha just kidding :angel4:

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Muahahaha!
I asked first! :D


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im tired

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Go to bed? :roll:
It would be interesting to know if Dr. Guillotine or whatever his name was felt remorse after he invented the machine...


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Dr. Guillotine didn't actually invent it and some how he got credit for the death machine. :roll:

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It was also partly developed by Antoine Louis and it occasionally had the name "Louisson," but "guillotine" stuck better. And Dr. Guillotin was completely horrified. The family later changed its name.


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dreamoutloud wrote:
It was also partly developed by Antoine Louis and it occasionally had the name "Louisson," but "guillotine" stuck better. And Dr. Guillotin was completely horrified. The family later changed its name


No wonder the family changed their name - I certainly would have!!! The guillotine is synonymous with the French Rev and all the cruel and bloody events that occurred. Just out of interest, what year was the guillotine actually invented and first used in France?

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The first time it was in use was in 1792 on a highway man. However I can't find information when it was invented.

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This post is a warning for those who are squeamish

I'll post the person being sawn in half. I apologize for the poor quality. :oops:

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Hellou_Librorum, where did you get that picture?


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Princess2 wrote:
dreamoutloud wrote:
It was also partly developed by Antoine Louis and it occasionally had the name "Louisson," but "guillotine" stuck better. And Dr. Guillotin was completely horrified. The family later changed its name


No wonder the family changed their name - I certainly would have!!! The guillotine is synonymous with the French Rev and all the cruel and bloody events that occurred. Just out of interest, what year was the guillotine actually invented and first used in France?


I have a book called Public executions From Ancient Rome to the Present Day , I'll wrote out a couple of quotes from it:

page 164:
One evening Sanson discussed the (execution) "problems with his friend schmidt, a German instrument maker, who proceeded to sketch the design of what would later become the world famous guillotine. Dr. Guillotine was enthusiastic. At a sitting of the National Assembly on 30 April 1791, he told his fellow deputies that the felon would feel only 'a slight freshness on the back of the neck...with this machine, I chop your head off in a twinkling, and you do not suffer'. The
house broke into laughter.'

The assembly appointed Dr. Antoine Louis to evaluate the design. On 20 March 1792 Dr. Louis was told to commission the first prototype of the guillotin from a carpenter, Guidon, for 5,500 francs. When it was completed Sanson and two of his brothers tried it out on two corpses, one with oblique edge which was successful and the second with a cresent-shaped edge which wasn't, so the oblique version was used.

the book page 165:
On 25 April 1792, the new machine was tried out in public for the first time at the Place de Greve. The victim was a highwayman named Pelletin.


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jadean wrote:
Hellou_Librorum, where did you get that picture?



I went to a crime and punishment exhibit at the library in the Hofburg Palace.

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Hellou_Librorum wrote:
jadean wrote:
Hellou_Librorum, where did you get that picture?



I went to a crime and punishment exhibit at the library in the Hofburg Palace.

its horrible, is she alive?

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