Which famous leader presided over the Committee of Public Safety's Reign of Terror, in which almost 17,000 people were executed?

Answer Maximilien Robespierre

Maximilien Robespierre was the leader of the Jacobin Club, as well as the head of the Committee of Public Safety. Under his watch, it carried out a purge of aristocrats, religious leaders, and anyone who was deemed an enemy of the revolution.

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