It is no surprise that Robespierre is often considered a villain, but it is startling to see an erstwhile hero linked to the Incorruptible. Following the news of the 1791‒1804 slave uprisings in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, colonial sympathizers depicted the leader of the slave revolt,………… ……………, as a student of Robespierre, doubtless because of the widespread killing and damages that the rebels wrought on the colonists and their holdings. 38 more words