j necker


[nek-er; French ne-ker]
Jacques [zhahk] , 1732–1804, French statesman, born in Switzerland.
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Necker (ˈnɛkə, French nɛkɛr)
Jacques (ʒak). 1732--1804, French financier and statesman, born in Switzerland; finance minister of France (1777--81; 1788--90). He attempted to reform the fiscal system and in 1789 he recommended summoning the States General. His subsequent dismissal was one of the causes of the storming of the Bastille (1789)

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