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...

Charles Louis François de Paule de Barentin Charles Louis François de Paule de Barentin Charles de Paule de Barentin Charles Louis François de Paule de Barentin (Parigi, 1º luglio 1738 – Parigi, 30 maggio 1819) è stato un politico francese, guardasigilli dalla fine del regno di Luigi XVI. Charles-Louis-François de Paule de Barentin est un magistrat et homme d'État français né à Paris le 1er juillet 1738 et mort à Paris le 30 mai 1819. Il fut garde des Sceaux de la fin du règne de Louis XVI. Charles Louis François de Paule de Barentin was a French statesman and Keeper of the Seals of France at the end of the reign of Louis XVI. He was born in Paris on 1 July 1738 and died in Paris on 30 May 1819. In November of the same year he was accused by a revolutionary court of conspiring to order troops to fire on the crowd storming the Bastille, but was acquitted, and emigrated to Italy and then England, where he remained until the restoration of the monarchy. He was made honorary chancellor by Louis XVIII. 20090597 715441564 Charles Louis François de Paule de Barentin was a French statesman and Keeper of the Seals of France at the end of the reign of Louis XVI. He was born in Paris on 1 July 1738 and died in Paris on 30 May 1819. Born into a well-known noble judicial family, de Barentin was Advocate General of the Parlement of Paris (1757 to 1775), president of the Cour des Aides (1775 to 1788) and became Keeper of the Seals on 14 September 1788, which post he held until 15 July 1789. Four days earlier, on the advice of his privy council, the king had dismissed his populist Director-General of Finances, Jacques Necker. The public outcry led to the storming of the Bastille three days later, and Louis was forced to recall Necker. The king held de Barentin responsible and sacked him. In November of the same year he was accused by a revolutionary court of conspiring to order troops to fire on the crowd storming the Bastille, but was acquitted, and emigrated to Italy and then England, where he remained until the restoration of the monarchy. He was made honorary chancellor by Louis XVIII. Charles Louis François de Paule de Barentin (Parigi, 1º luglio 1738 – Parigi, 30 maggio 1819) è stato un politico francese, guardasigilli dalla fine del regno di Luigi XVI. Charles-Louis-François de Paule de Barentin est un magistrat et homme d'État français né à Paris le 1er juillet 1738 et mort à Paris le 30 mai 1819. Il fut garde des Sceaux de la fin du règne de Louis XVI. 1690