Barnave sentence example
- In the Constituent Assembly he formed with Barnave and Adrien Duport a sort of association called the "Triumvirate," which controlled a group of about forty deputies forming the advanced left of the Assembly.
- Her courageous bearing during the return from Varennes had greatly impressed Barnave, and he now approached her on behalf of the Feuillants and the constitutional party.
- Mercy was also in correspondence with the Constitutionals, and in letter after letter to him and the emperor, the queen, strongly supported by Fersen, insisted that the congress should be formed as soon as possible, her appeals increasing in urgency as she saw that Barnave's party would soon be powerless against the extremists.
- This club was denounced by Barnave in the Assembly (January 21st, 1791), and on the 28th of March it was attacked by a mob, whereupon it was closed by order of the Assembly.
- Duport had formed with Barnave and Alexandre de Lameth a group known as the "triumvirate," which was popular at first.Advertisement
- Dauphine was one of the first of the provinces to feel the excitement of the coming revolution; and Barnave was foremost to give voice to the general feeling, in a pamphlet entitled Esprit des edits enregistres militairement le zo mai 1788.
- The states-general were convoked at Versailles for the 5th of May 1789, and Barnave was chosen deputy of the tiers etat for his native province.
- With the one exception of Mirabeau, Barnave was the most powerful orator of the Assembly.
- About the close of October 1790 Barnave was called to the presidency of the Assembly.
- On the death of Mirabeau a few months later, Barnave paid a high tribute to his worth and public services, designating him the Shakespeare of oratory.Advertisement
- On the arrest of the king and the royal family at Varennes, while attempting to escape from France, Barnave was one of the three appointed to conduct them back to Paris.
- Barnave's Ouvres posthumes were published in 1842 by Berenger (de la Drome) in 4 vols.
- The Left or Constitutionals, known afterwards as the Feuillants, among whom Barnave and Charles and Alexander Lameth were conspicuous, also wished to preserve monarchy but disdained English precedent.
- On Barnave's motion the Assembly decreed that the legislature should have the power of war and peace and the king a merely advisory power.
- On the other hand, the leaders of the Left, Barnave and the Lameths, felt that they had weakened the executive power too much.Advertisement
- Bailly, Barnave and many others of note followed before the end of the year.