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Nicolas Fouquet

Statesman and Superintendent of Finances Nicolas Fouquet

Full Name: Nicolas Fouquet, marquis de Belle-Île, vicomte de Melun et Vaux
Profession: Statesman and Superintendent of Finances

Nationality:
France
French

Born: February 23, 1615
Birthplace: Paris, Paris
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: March 23, 1680 (aged 65)
Cause of Death: Unknown but he passed away while still incarcerated in Pinerolo

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Events in the Life of Nicolas Fouquet

  • 1653-02-07 Nicolas Fouquet appointed France's Superintendent of Finances
  • 1661-08-17 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
  • 1661-09-05 Nicolas Fouquet, French Superintendent of Finances under Louis XIV is arrested for maladministration of state funds; he died in 1680, never seeing freedom again.

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