Paul Barras

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Harrison W. Mark
by Pierre-Michel Alix
published on 27 January 2023

Paul Barras (1755-1828), a prominent French leader during both the Thermidorian Reaction and the French Directory, a politician known for his cunning. Here he is depicted in the ceremonial robes of a French Director. The painting was by Pierre-Michel Alix, late 18th century; in the Musée Carnavalet.

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Alix, P. (2023, January 27). Paul Barras. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Alix, Pierre-Michel. "Paul Barras." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 27, 2023.

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Alix, Pierre-Michel. "Paul Barras." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Jan 2023. Web. 27 Mar 2023.