Bertrand Barère

Birth: 1755

Death: 1841

Occupation: Politician

A deputy in the National Convention and a member of the Committee of Public Safety from its creation in April 1793. Although he held this important post throughout the Terror he managed to retain a prominent national role until several months after the fall of Robespierre. He was eventually arrested in March 1795.





Appears in these Letters:


6 November: The Terror Gathers Pace

The duchess describes the execution of Brissot and a group of his fellow Girondin deputies. She combines this with broader reflections on the...

Portrait of Barère by Jean-Louis Laneuville

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