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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 held the finance post between July 1777 and 1781, being "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 661,273 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Jacques Necker is the 1,310th most popular politician (down from 973rd in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 26th 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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Among politicians, Jacques Necker ranks 1,310 out of 15,577Before him are Amenemhat III, Reuven Rivlin, Briseis, Maria Anna of Savoy, Itō Hirobumi, and Gregor Strasser. After him are Vladimir II Monomakh, Francis I of the Two Sicilies, Neoptolemus, Imad ad-Din Zengi, Norodom Sihamoni, and William McKinley.

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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, Richard Arkwright, Jérôme Lalande, Abbas III, Adélaïde of France, and Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1804, Jacques Necker ranks 4Before him are Immanuel Kant, Joseph Priestley, and Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot. After him are Alexander Hamilton, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Pierre Méchain, Wolfgang von Kempelen, Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, Princess Carolina of Parma, Jean-Charles Pichegru, and Jazzar Pasha.

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Among people born in Switzerland, Jacques Necker ranks 32 out of 876Before him are Jacob Burckhardt (1818), Conrad Gessner (1516), Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861), Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926), Erich von Däniken (1935), and Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921). After him are Jacob Bernoulli (1654), Adelaide of Italy (931), Karl Barth (1886), Johannes Itten (1888), Eugen Bleuler (1857), and Emil Theodor Kocher (1841).

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