Welcome to the Guillotine Headquarters
Take a step back in time to see the History of the guillotine, and learn about its Construction and how it worked.
In 1792 the guillotine was built, tested, modified and made ready for the first execution by guillotine which took place on April 25th 1792. But why was it necessary to use a machine for beheading?
The Guillotine was not invented by Dr Guillotin. He suggested that mechanical decapitation should be used to replace older cruder forms of execution, and his name stuck in the machine.
Who were Sanson, Dr Antoine Louis, Deibler, Weidmann ...? Learn more about people connected to the guillotine in one way or another.
How to build a guillotine model in scale 1:5.
If you want to visit historical sites, you can use this guide. These places in Paris were of importance in the history of the guillotine.