Friday, May 14, 2010


Josepg-Ignace Guillotin did not design nor built the execution machine that bear his name. It was designed by Dr. Antoine Louis and was actually built by a carpenter named Monsieur Guedon or Guidon.

The guillotine was first tested on April 17, 1792 and was first used on April 25, 1792 in the execution of Jacques Nicholas Pelletier, a known assassin and a thief.


Ak Sağlık said...

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philtrvia01 said...

to bad they discover it as a tool for execution. but if this is not for execution then are this for?