Talk:Jean-François Rewbell

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Are we sure that he is more commonly "Rewbell" than "Reubell"? Unusual for France. Is "Reubell" so uncommon that it doesn't even merit mention in the article? Somehow I doubt it. -- Jmabel | Talk 19:20, Mar 6, 2005 (UTC)

His own choice, I guess. Plus, French was really chaotic back then, and it adds that he was Alsatian. The French version cites this and only this version. Dahn 12:45, 8 April 2006 (UTC)
This has changed since the last comment - the French version now cites both versions but gives "Reubell" as the main entry. The biography published in 2005 gives it as Reubell. As to his own name... as far as I can tell, he spelled it both ways (check out the BN library catalogue). It's also worth noting that nowhere in the French articles does it mention that he was removed from his position in the directory before the coup... both the Reubell and Directory articles claim he held the position until Napoleon took power, while the eng. Reubell and Sieyès articles both claim that Sieyès replaced Barras. The French version does not mention this, although not having double checked the sources it looks like this may be a defect on the French wiki. I'll look into this and make the appropriate changes to whichever language is lacking in the next week or so.
Eldamorie (talk) 15:02, 28 December 2010 (UTC)