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Historical Events in September 1661

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Nicolas Fouquet, French Superintendent of Finances under Louis XIV is arrested for maladministration of state funds; he died in 1680, never seeing freedom again.

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