What Happened on August 17, 1661

Why The King Became a Party Pooper

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

1661 Highlights

About August 17, 1661

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 361 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo