Venlo guillotine
The real thing on display in Venlo (Holland)
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Venlo guillotine
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Mouton 1872




Take a jump back in time to see the History of the guillotine, or learn more about the Construction. You can also see more pictures of the guillotine in the Gallery. Under People you will find information on people related to the guillotine in one way or another.

The Guillotine was not invented by Dr Guillotin. He did propose that mechanical decapitation was used to replace older cruder forms of execution, and his name got stuck with the machine.

Why does anyone make a guillotine site? Visit the Head of this site

Build your own guillotine model

A guide to places which were important in the history of the guillotine.