Jacques Necker

Finance Minister Jacques Necker

Profession: Finance Minister


Biography: Necker is closely associated with the French Revolution. During his time as Louis XVI's finance minister he made several decisions that proved crucial to the outbreak of Revolution.

Though he was viewed by many in France as a savior during the early days of the revolution he is viewed by many historians as having been vastly overpraised by his contemporaries.

Born: September 30, 1732
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Star Sign: Libra

Died: April 9, 1804 (aged 71)

Historical Events

  • 1789-07-11 French King Louis XVI dismisses finance minister Jacques Necker, sparking riots in Paris
  • 1789-07-16 French King Louis XVI reinstates Jacques Necker as finance minister following riots at his dismissal

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