Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Joseph-Ignace Guillotin

French physician

Date of Birth: 28-May-1738

Place of Birth: Saintes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Date of Death: 26-Mar-1814

Profession: physician, politician, inventor

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Joseph-Ignace Guillotin

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  • Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (French: [??z?f i?as gij?t?~]; 28 May 1738 – 26 March 1814) was a French physician, politician and freemason who proposed on 10 October 1789 the use of a device to carry out death penalties in France, as a less painful method of execution.
  • Although he really did not invent the guillotine, and in fact opposed the death penalty, his name became an eponym for it.
  • The actual inventor of the prototype was a man named Tobias Schmidt working with the kings physician Antoine Louis.

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