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King Louis was almost the first victim of the guillotine

King Louis was almost the first victim of the guillotine

In France, which was turned into a human slaughterhouse after the 1789 French Revolution, hundreds of men were executed every day by beheading with an ax or sword, breaking their bones with hammer blows, breaking their arms and legs with horses pulled in different directions, burning alive, and hanging if still dying.

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In France, which was turned into a human slaughterhouse after the 1789 French Revolution, hundreds of men were executed every day by beheading with an ax or sword, breaking their bones with hammer blows, breaking their arms and legs with horses pulled in different directions, burning alive, and hanging if still dying. . The elites in France were almost happy with these horrible executions before the audience. One of the members of the National Assembly, Dr. Guillotin found a remedy for a merciful execution and succeeded in engaging the "guillotine" for which he was named. In accordance with his project, this instrument, made by a piano manufacturer, was based on the principle that a heavy line descending rapidly from the top cut off the head of the death row inmate from his body. The new measurement device, King of France XVI. Louis' attention. Because he was also an amateur carpenter and locksmith. Admitted before the king, Dr. Guillotin explained how the tool works with the diagram he drew on the paper. However, King Louis had seen it as harmful for the sharp face of the line to be shaped like a crescent. With this method, it was sometimes not possible to cut the head completely. But if the sharp face is considered the hypotenuse of a right triangle, it was okay. The opinion was very correct. Indeed, trials on sheep and cadavers had failed several times. Eventually, the king's advice was followed and the guillotine began to work perfectly. And nine months passed. King of France XVI, who was sentenced to death by the decision of the parliament. Louis was executed on January 21, 1793, with his head cut off in that triangular guillotine line he recommended.


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