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What Happened on March 23, 1680

Famous Deaths


Person of interestNicolas Fouquet

Nicolas Fouquet, French politician and Superintendent of Finances (1653-61) who became fabulously wealthy and later imprisoned for maladministration of state funds, dies in jail in Pinerolo at 65

Statesman and Superintendent of Finances Nicolas Fouquet
Statesman and Superintendent of Finances
Nicolas Fouquet

1680 Highlights

About March 23, 1680

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 340 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries