Jacques Necker

1732 - 1804

Jacques Necker

Jacques Necker (IPA: [ʒak nɛkɛʁ]; 30 September 1732 – 9 April 1804) was a Genevan banker who became a finance minister for Louis XVI and a French statesman. Necker played a key role in French history before and during the first period of the French Revolution.Necker held the finance post between 1777 and 1781 and "is remembered today for taking the unprecedented step in 1781 of making public the country’s budget, a novelty in an absolute monarchy where the state of finances had always been kept a secret." Necker was dismissed within a few months. By 1788 the inexorable compounding of interest on the national debt brought France to a fiscal crisis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Necker has received more than 450,218 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,149th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Jacques Necker ranks 1,143 out of 14,801Before him are Frederick IV of Denmark, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Huni, Nikephoros III Botaneiates, Psamtik I, and Agrippina the Elder. After him are Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, Majorian, Georgy Lvov, Francesco I Sforza, Carus, and Grigory Zinoviev.

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Among people born in 1732, Jacques Necker ranks 5Before him are Joseph Haydn, George Washington, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and Stanisław August Poniatowski. After him are Pierre Beaumarchais, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, Jérôme Lalande, Richard Arkwright, Adélaïde of France, Abbas III, and Johann Christoph Adelung. Among people deceased in 1804, Jacques Necker ranks 3Before him are Immanuel Kant and Joseph Priestley. After him are Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Alexander Hamilton, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, Pierre Méchain, Wolfgang von Kempelen, Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, 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 540Before him are Erich von Däniken (1935), Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926), Conrad Gessner (1516), Benjamin Constant (1767), Karl Barth (1886), and Jacob Bernoulli (1654). After him are Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), Adelaide of Italy (931), Carl Spitteler (1845), Lys Assia (1924), Joan Gamper (1877), and Johann Jakob Balmer (1825).

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), Louis, Duke of Savoy (1413), Ueli Maurer (1950), Humbert I, Count of Savoy (980), Rudolf II, Duke of Austria (1270), Micheline Calmy-Rey (1945), Kurt Huber (1893), Hans-Rudolf Merz (1942), Hans Martin Sutermeister (1907), and Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria (1938).

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