See also:brother of the orator
See also:Mirabeau, was one of the reactionary leaders at the opening of the French Revolution . Sent to the army in Malta in 1776 he spent
See also:part of his two years there in prison for insulting a religious procession . During the War of
See also:American Independence he was in several
See also:sea-fights with the
See also:English, and was at the taking of
See also:Yorktown in 1781 . In the following
See also:year he had two narrow escapes from drowning . In 1789, with his debts paid up by his
See also:father, he was elected by the noblesse of
See also:Limoges a
See also:deputy to the States General . He was a violent Conservative and opposed everything that threatened the old regime . His
See also:drunkenness produced a corpulency which brought him the
See also:nickname Mirabeau Tonneau ("
See also:Barrel Mirabeau "); but he was not lacking in some of that insight which marked his brother . He shared fully in the eccentric
See also:pride; and boasted of his brother's
See also:genius even when bitterly opposing him . He emigrated about 1790, and raised a
See also:legion which was to bear his name; but his insolence alienated the German princes, and his command was taken from him . He died in
See also:August 1792—of apoplexy or from a duel—in
See also:Breisgau . He wrote some
See also:verse as well as various
See also:pamphlets . See
See also:Sarrazin, Mirabeau Tonneau, ein
See also:Condottiere aus der Revolutionszeit (
See also:Leipzig, 1893) ; and La Revolution francaise, vols. xxi. and
See also:Eugene Berger, Le Vicomte de Mirabeau(Mirabeau Tonneau), 7754–1792 (1904) ; and for a
See also:list of contemporary pamphlets, &c., M .
See also:Tourneux, Bibliographie de la ville de
See also:Paris..., vol. iv . (1906) .
ANTONIO MIRA DE AMESCUA (1578 ?–1636 ?)
COMTE DE HONORS GABRIEL RIQUETI MIRABEAU (1749-1791...
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