Decapitation or beheading was and a cheap method of execution like hanging. Usually processed by sharp objects it was commonly used in Greece and Rome. As a criminal it was more honorable to die under the decapitation believed to be a painless method rather than under other causes. In Ancient Rome Roman criminals sentenced to death would usually die under a beheading rather then a normal man in the empire would die under crucifixions.(click here) The guillotine was a common method first formally accepted in 1792. Former objects of similar use and structure were used previously such as a Halifiax Gibbet used since 1286 in Yorkshire and later when noticed by James Douglas Earl of Morton, it was reinvented in Edinburgh, in 1556 and became known as a Maiden. The actual guillotine was made by a Deputy of Paris known as Dr. Joseph Guillotine who was said wanting to make executions more humane. As time passed though the guillotine became a sign of terror and anger than humane way of criminal death used frequently in the French Revolution end the lives of peasants and aristocrats. Guillotine It was brought into Parliament account on March 25, 1791 and then made into law a year afterwards as the only method of death for any criminal sentenced to a “death worthy” crime. Though the process of the beheading was said to take around half a second it is said by doctors that it could take up to thirty seconds before the victims lost consciousness. No matter how much the guillotine was used for execution during the entire French Revolution under Hitler’s reign and even before. During Hitler’s reign from 1933 to 1944 about 13,000 crimanals were prosecuted under this death penalty about 11,500 were condemned 900 Germans alone were sent to this method of killing. While Hitler the age of death laws taking in place was reduced to just 14. During the last year of Hitler, 1945 it was most frequent. It is said that Nazi executioners could guillotine people every 3 minutes. It has been claimed that it took just 90 minutes to guillotine 75 prisoners at Breslau Prison. It is known that the guillotine was used in; Algeria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Tunisia and Vietnam.