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Richard Turner
67540.  Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:54 pm Reply with quote

Who invented the Guillotine?

Forfeit: Joseph-Ignace Guillotin

Answer: Definitely not Guillotin

Guillotine-like devices such as the Scottish Maiden existed and were used for executions in several European countries long before the French Revolution. The first documented use of The Maiden was in 1307 in Ireland and there are accounts of similar devices in Italy and Switzerland dating back to the 15th century.

68043.  Mon May 01, 2006 6:24 am Reply with quote

We've already covered this one in some detail - it was in the last series, I believe...


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