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