Profession: Finance Minister
Why Famous: 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.
- 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