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Fouquier - Tinville, Antoine Quentin (1747-1795), one of the most repulsive figures of the Reign of Terror, was born at Heronelles. He entered with zeal into the Revolution, and much pleased Robespierre, who obtained for him the post of Public Accuser. He seemed mad for blood, and besides compassing the death of thousands of royalists, and preparing the disgraceful articles of accusation against Marie Antoinette, he was prepared to guillotine Robespierre and all his colleagues. He was finally guillotined himself, and displayed great want of courage at his execution: