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ACU Charles-Henri Sanson

The executioner and master of France's "national razor". One of a long line of executioners and an iconic character of the Terror. Concerned about the strain on his shoulders and back if he were to perform the numerous executions demanded by a revolution, he supported the adoption of the guillotine as a more efficient method.*
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* The poor little lamb. I hope they gave him one of those special office chairs, too.
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He kept meticulous records and notched up some 3,400 severed heads.**
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** I think 'notched up' is code for 'knocked off'.

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