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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Barras, Paul François
A member of the Jacobin Club, born in Provence; "a man of heat and haste,... tall, and handsome to the eye;" voted in the National Convention for the execution of the king; took part in the siege of Toulon; put an end to the career of Robespierre and the Reign of Terror; named general-in-chief to oppose the reactionaries; employed Bonaparte to command the artillery, "he the commandant's cloak, this artillery officer the commandant;" was a member of the Directory till Bonaparte swept it away (1755-1829).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Barras, Paul François'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/barras-paul-franois.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.