Barbier, Antoine Alexandre

Barbier, Antoine Alexandre äNtwän´ älĕksäN´drə bärbyā´ [key], 1765–1825, French bibliographer and government librarian. Barbier was one of a committee appointed to collect works suppressed by the Revolution. He later became librarian to Napoleon I. His outstanding work was a great bibliography of anonymous and pseudonymous works in French and Latin (1806–8, 3d ed. 1872–79).

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