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What Happened on August 17, 1661

Why The King Became a Party Pooper

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

French Superintendent of Finances Nicolas Fouquet throws one of the grandest and opulent parties ever seen in France, appalling King Louis XIV and leading to Fouquet's arrest for embezzlement weeks later

Statesman and Superintendent of Finances Nicolas Fouquet
Statesman and Superintendent of Finances
Nicolas Fouquet
The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV

1661 Highlights

About August 17, 1661

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 359 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo