Charles-Louis-François de Paule de Barentin

Birth: 1738

Death: 1819

Occupation: Keeper of the Seals

Barentin was Keeper of the Seals—and effective head of the judiciary—during the reign of Louis XVI. The post was abolished in the early stages of French Revolution during a sweeping round of judicial reforms.

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1789

9 May: The Opening of the Estates General

The Estates General was the national representative body called by Louis XVI to solve the state’s financial problems. It was set up with ornate...