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Committee of Public Safety

The Committee of Public Safety (French Comité de Salut Public), set up by the National Convention on 6 April 1793, formed the de facto executive government of France during the Terror phase 1793-1794 of the French Revolution.

Under war conditions, and with national survival seemingly at stake, the Jacobins under Robespierre centralised denunciations, trials and executions under the supervision of this committee of twelve members.

The Committee ceased meeting in 1795.

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