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Carrel, Jean Baptiste Armand (1800-1836), a French publicist, born at Rouen, and educated first at Rouen and then in the military school at St. Cyr. He served for a time in the army, but resigned in 1822 on the outbreak of the war with Spain, and went to Barcelona, to fight on the side of the Spanish. Falling a prisoner into the hands of his former general he narrowly escaped a military execution, but was finally set free, and devoted himself to literature, becoming the secretary of the historian Thierry. After 1830 he edited and conducted the National, and in this capacity got into trouble with the authorities, and was embroiled in private quarrels. He was finally mortally wounded in a duel with M. de Girardin. His works were published in five volumes (1858).