The Death of Socrates is a neo-classical art piece painted by a French painter Jacques-Louis David in 1787. This painting portrayed the classical theme of the 'trial and execution of Socrates' with an underlying message of resistance against France's unfair ruling authority during those times.
In 399 BC, Greek philosopher Socrates was found guilty of corrupting the youthful minds and for not believing in the gods of the state. He was sentenced to death and forced to drink an infusion of poison hemlock (Conium maculatum). According to accounts written by Plato.