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Barbier Antoine Alexandre

Barbier, Antoine Alexandre, born at Coulommiers in 1765, entered the priesthood, but at the outbreak of the Revolution threw aside his vows and married. He was employed by the Convention to collect the books and works of art of the suppressed convents. He became Napoleon's librarian in 1807, and founded the libraries at the Louvre, Compiegne, and Fontainebleau. He died in 1825, leaving a son to succeed him at the Louvre.