The Place Louis XV ("Louis XV Square") became the Place de la Revolution ("Revolution Square"). In October 1792, the first executions by guillotine in the square took place. The two people who were executed were thieves who had stolen the royal crown diamonds from the Hotel de la Marine.
Place de la Concorde, public square in central Paris, situated on the right bank of the Seine between the Tuileries Gardens and the western terminus of the Champs-Élysées. It was intended to glorify King Louis XV , though during the French Revolution various royals, including Louis XVI , were executed there.
Sur les 2 498 personnes guillotinées à Paris pendant la Révolution, 1 119 le sont place de la Révolution. Parmi elles, outre Louis XVI, on retiendra les noms de Marie-Antoinette, Charlotte Corday, madame Roland, les Girondins, Philippe d'Orléans, madame du Barry, Danton, Malesherbes et Lavoisier…
During the French Revolution, Place de la Concorde was named Place de la Revolution. Prior to this, it had been known as Place Louis XV and had contained a statue of the monarch. However, when the revolution took hold, this monument was taken down and replaced with the guillotine.
During the French Revolution, the square underwent dramatic changes. In 1792, the statue was destroyed and and the square was renamed, Place de la Revolution (Revolution Square). During the Revolution, the square became the selected site for the guillotine and soon