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2–7 September 1792
Arrest of Louis XVI
The September Massacres were a number of bloodsheds during the French Revolution in September 1792, carried out in response to the threat posed by foreign armies.
From 2 to 7 September 1792, the Jacobins took part in a series of murders of prisoners and priests, killing nearly 1500 people. The guard captain Frédéric Rouille led a group of guardsmen to the Grand Châtelet and began to massacre its guards and prisoners, but he was assassinated on the top of the prison by Arno Dorian, who was informed of Rouille's location by his superior, Napoleon Bonaparte.