Antoine Barnave

Birth: 1761

Death: 1793

Occupation: Politician

A prominent figure in the early French Revolution, Barnave was one of three deputies sent by the Constituent Assembly to join the royal family as they were being escorted back from Varennes in June 1791. This encounter led Barnave to engage in an extended secret correspondence with Marie-Antoinette regarding attempts to save the model of constitutional monarchy which had been under delicate construction since 1789.





Appears in these Letters:


30 June: Capture at Varennes: The Humiliation of a King

Here the duchess sifts through the wreckage of the royal family's thwarted attempt to escape Paris in June 1791. Before leaving on what would become...

Antoine Barnave by Joseph Boze

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