Jacques Necker

1732 - 1804

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Jacques Necker (IPA: [ʒak nɛkɛʁ]; 30 September 1732 – 9 April 1804) was a Genevan banker and statesman who served as finance minister for Louis XVI. He was a reformer, but his innovations sometimes caused great discontent. Necker was a constitutional monarchist, a political economist, and a moralist, who wrote a severe critique of the new principle of equality before the law. Necker initially held the finance post between July 1777 and 1781. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Necker has received more than 776,726 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Jacques Necker is the 1,302nd most popular politician (down from 1,297th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 32nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swiss Politician.

Jacques Necker was a french banker and statesman. He was most famous for being the finance minister of France during the French Revolution.

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Over the past year Jacques Necker has had the most page views in the with 101,004 views, followed by French (74,780), and Spanish (27,096). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Lombard (107.76%), Esperanto (68.05%), and Catalan (65.64%)


Among politicians, Jacques Necker ranks 1,302 out of 19,576Before him are Alcide De Gasperi, Lazar of Serbia, Megawati Sukarnoputri, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Hongxi Emperor, and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. After him are Richard Cromwell, Carloman II, Gustav III of Sweden, Numerian, Stephen, King of England, and Constantine IV.

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Among people born in 1732, Jacques Necker ranks 6Before him are Joseph Haydn, George Washington, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Stanisław August Poniatowski, and Pierre Beaumarchais. After him are Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, Jérôme Lalande, Adélaïde of France, Johann Christoph Adelung, Richard Arkwright, and Abbas III. Among people deceased in 1804, Jacques Necker ranks 4Before him are Immanuel Kant, Joseph Priestley, and Alexander Hamilton. After him are Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Pierre Méchain, Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, Wolfgang von Kempelen, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, Princess Carolina of Parma, and Jean-Charles Pichegru.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Jacques Necker ranks 30 out of 1,015Before him are Bruno Ganz (1941), Arnold Böcklin (1827), Conrad Gessner (1516), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), Jacob Burckhardt (1818), and Erich von Däniken (1935). After him are Joan Gamper (1877), Heinrich Rohrer (1933), Carlo Maderno (1556), Hermann Rorschach (1884), K. Alex Müller (1927), and Karl Barth (1886).

Among POLITICIANS In Switzerland

Among politicians born in Switzerland, Jacques Necker ranks 2Before him are Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1945). After him are Albert II, Duke of Austria (1298), Humbert I, Count of Savoy (980), François Vatel (1631), Rudolf II, Duke of Austria (1270), Louis, Duke of Savoy (1413), Micheline Calmy-Rey (1945), Margareta of Romania (1949), Judith of Habsburg (1271), Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza (1945), and Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria (1938).