Paul Barras

1755 - 1829

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Paul François Jean Nicolas, Vicomte de Barras (French: [bara:s]; 30 June 1755 – 29 January 1829), commonly known as Paul Barras, was a French politician of the French Revolution, and the main executive leader of the Directory regime of 1795–1799. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Barras has received more than 534,855 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Paul Barras is the 945th most popular politician (up from 1,391st in 2019), the 346th most popular biography from France (up from 502nd in 2019) and the 90th most popular French Politician.

Paul Barras was a French politician who served as a member of the National Convention, the Council of Five Hundred, and the Director. He was most famous for being the President of the Directory, which was the executive body of France from 1795 to 1799.

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Among politicians, Paul Barras ranks 945 out of 19,576Before him are Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Reuven Rivlin, Gediminas, John the Fearless, Sigismund I the Old, and Onan. After him are Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Alberto Fujimori, Petronius Maximus, Jorge Rafael Videla, Konstantin von Neurath, and Andrew II of Hungary.

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Among people born in 1755, Paul Barras ranks 4Before him are Marie Antoinette, Louis XVIII of France, and Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun. After him are Axel von Fersen the Younger, Alexander Hamilton, Samuel Hahnemann, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Georges Couthon, James Parkinson, and Giovanni Battista Viotti. Among people deceased in 1829, Paul Barras ranks 7Before him are Niels Henrik Abel, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, John Jay, Pope Leo XII, Thomas Young, and Humphry Davy. After him are Maria Anna Mozart, Friedrich Schlegel, François-Joseph Gossec, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Alexander Griboyedov, and Adam Albert von Neipperg.

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Among people born in France, Paul Barras ranks 346 out of 6,770Before him are Charles Messier (1730), Louis de Broglie (1892), Claude Bernard (1813), John the Fearless (1371), Raymond Kopa (1931), and Fernand Braudel (1902). After him are Antonin Artaud (1896), Françoise Sagan (1935), Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930), Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633), Brigitte Macron (1953), and Philippe Noiret (1930).


Among politicians born in France, Paul Barras ranks 90Before him are Anne of Brittany (1477), Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1275), Louis VI of France (1081), Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan (1640), Robert I, Duke of Normandy (1010), and John the Fearless (1371). After him are Édouard Daladier (1884), Adolphe Thiers (1797), Louis IV of France (920), James I of Aragon (1208), Dagobert I (611), and Pierre Laval (1883).