16 Antoine Pierre Joseph Marie Barnave

Portrait of Antoine Barnave
Fig. 1.

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Commissary of the Assembly

October 22, 1761-November 29, 1793


Antoine Pierre Joseph Marie Barnave was a French politician, and is best known for his correspondence with Marie Antoinette that attempted to work toward a constitutional monarchy.  Barnave started to come into prominence when he was chosen as deputy of the Third-Estate during the Estates-General of 1789. Then, during the National Assembly, he formed with two other politicians which later became the Feuillants, a party that was in support of a constitutional monarchy. In 1793, his correspondence was found in Tuileries and used as evidence of his treason; he was guillotined the following day.



Bibliography of Sources:

“Antoine Barnave.” Wikipedia:  The Free Encyclopedia. Accessed May 22, 2019. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Barnave.

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Fig. 1. Attributed to Anna Rajecka, Portrait of Antoine Barnave. c. 1788-1793, drawing, 10 x 7.6 cm. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England. Available at: ARTstor. Accessed April 29, 2019. http://www.artstor.org.


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