Paul DE BARRAS

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Politician in the French Ancien Régime

FrenchBorn Paul François Jean Nicolas DE BARRAS

French politician of the French Revolution

Born on June 30, 1755 in Fox-Amphoux, France , France

Died on January 29, 1829 in Paris, France

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Descended from a noble family of Provence, he was born at Fox-Amphoux, in today's Var département. At the age of sixteen, he entered the regiment of Languedoc as a "gentleman cadet". In 1776, he embarked for French India.



After an eventful voyage, he reached Pondicherry and contributed to the defence of that city during the Second Anglo-Mysore War, a siege which ended in its surrender to Great Britain on 18 October 1778. On the release of the garrison, Barras returned to France. After taking part in a second expedition to the region in 1782–1783, he left the army and spent the following years in relative obscurity.

...   Descended from a noble family of Provence, he was born at Fox-Amphoux, in today's Var département. At the age of sixteen, he entered the regiment of Languedoc as a "gentleman cadet". In 1776, he embarked for French India.



After an eventful voyage, he reached Pondicherry and contributed to the defence of that city during the Second Anglo-Mysore War, a siege which ended in its surrender to Great Britain on 18 October 1778. On the release of the garrison, Barras returned to France. After taking part in a second expedition to the region in 1782–1783, he left the army and spent the following years in relative obscurity.



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