Did Napoleon Bonaparte execute people by guillotine during the French Revolution?

17 Answers

  • 11 months ago

    No actualmy not

  • 11 months ago

    No, because the French revolution started in 1789 and ended in 1790. Napoleon gained power in 1801 after the French revolution had ended. Basically, he was unimportant to the French revolution because he was too busy gaining military power until 1801 when he was elected the new leader of France.

  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    No. He was far to short to reach the lever. He had to hire big guys with hoods and no shirts to do his dirty work.

  • Phil
    Lv 6
    11 months ago

    No, but he may have executed condemned by guilotine after he came to power well over a decade after the French Revolution.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 11 months ago

    No, he was coming to power long after the Revolution happened.

    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Did , Napoleon Bonaparte .... "EXECUTE" ....... people

    by Guillotine ( SPECIFICALLY ) during the French Revolution ?

    issue # 1 French Revolution began 1789 ended late 1790

    issue # 2 Napoleon Bonaparte born August 1769 ..death May 1821

    .. 1st reign 18th of May 1804 to 6th of April 1814

    2nd Reign 20th March 1815 to 22nd June 1815

    he was a french General first CONSUL ( 1799 - 1804 )

    he sponsored the NAPOLEON CODE

    aka CIVIL LAW CODES established the "CONCORDAT "

    with the the "PAPACY"

    according to various sources ( see below ) the GUILLOTINE remained the form of JUDICIAL EXECUTION during the French Revolution during the reign of Napoleon and the Bourbon Restoration

    the LAST GUILLOTINE execution in FRANCE was

    SEPTEMBER 10th ( today's date ) 1977

    so Napoleons TIME of POWER reign as EMPIRE does not correspond with the French revolution ...

    . but the USE of the GUILLOTINE was FRANCE'S official form of judicial execution for a LONG period of history up to 1977 and was used during Napoleons reign and periods prior

    the GUILLOTINE was INVENTED by DR Joseph Ignaer Guillotin in 1789 and he convinced the French Goverment to adopt it as a gentler form of execution

    Source(s): Guillotine times Encyclopedia Britannica history .com
  • 11 months ago

    Not personally. He had people to do that.

  • 11 months ago

    No, he was in the army then. He would have just used his sword.

  • John P
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    N B came to power a little after the French Revolution, not during it. The guillotine was the favoured method of execution in France at that time. It was invented around that time as a quick method of execution - less pain for the victim.

  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    He was too busy building a military career to be doing that.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.