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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 352,445 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Paul Barras is the 1,408th most popular politician (down from 1,348th in 2019), the 502nd most popular biography from France (up from 513th in 2019) and the 121st 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 1,408 out of 15,577Before him are F. W. de Klerk, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Pierre Laval, Albert Lebrun, John IV of Portugal, and Miguel Primo de Rivera. After him are U Thant, Philip of Swabia, Léon Blum, Harsha, Anthemius, and John V of Portugal.

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Among people born in 1755, Paul Barras ranks 7Before him are Marie Antoinette, Louis XVIII of France, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Samuel Hahnemann, Axel von Fersen the Younger, and Alexander Hamilton. After him are James Parkinson, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, François Joseph Lefebvre, Georges Couthon, and Anthony of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1829, Paul Barras ranks 9Before him are Thomas Young, Niels Henrik Abel, John Jay, Humphry Davy, Maria Anna Mozart, and Friedrich Schlegel. After him are Alexander Griboyedov, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, François-Joseph Gossec, Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg, Maria Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Massa, and Mauro Giuliani.

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Among people born in France, Paul Barras ranks 502 out of 6,011Before him are Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647), Suger (1080), Urbain Le Verrier (1811), Pierre Laval (1883), Albert Lebrun (1871), and Giambologna (1529). After him are Lucien Bonaparte (1775), Étienne de La Boétie (1530), Léon Blum (1872), Louis Aragon (1897), Louise de La Vallière (1644), and Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans (1676).


Among politicians born in France, Paul Barras ranks 121Before him are Emmanuel Macron (1977), Henri, Count of Chambord (1820), Lothair of France (941), Baldwin II of Jerusalem (1060), Pierre Laval (1883), and Albert Lebrun (1871). After him are Léon Blum (1872), Henry I, Duke of Guise (1550), Antoine of Navarre (1518), Pauline Bonaparte (1780), Chilperic I (539), and Caroline Bonaparte (1782).