Antoine Barnave

Antoine Barnave
Antoine Pierre Joseph Marie Barnave (22 October 1761 – 29 November 1793) was a French politician, and, together with Honoré Mirabeau, one of the most influential orators of the early part of the French Revolution.

On the arrest of the king and the royal family during the Flight to Varennes, Barnave was one of the three appointed to conduct them back to Paris. During the journey, he began to feel compassion for Queen Marie-Antoinette, and subsequently attempted to do what he could to alleviate their sufferings. In one of his most powerful speeches, he maintained the inviolability of the king’s person.

Barnave led the Feuillants out of the Jacobin Club in early 1791, and their faction entered a conflict with the Girondists after they opposed war with Habsburgs, and were driven out of the Assembly. His public career came to an end, and he returned to Grenoble at the beginning of 1792. His sympathy and relations with the royal family, to whom he had submitted a plan for a counter-revolution,…more

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A Place of Greater Safety
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Le Comte de Monte-Cristo II
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