Jacques Necker

Jacques Necker, was a French statesman, politician, and writer. He was born in Switzerland and was the finance minister of Louis XVI. Necker was seen as the savior of France while the country stood on the brink of falling apart, but he could not stop the French Revolution. Necker put a stop to the rebellion in the Dauphiné by legalising its assembly. Necker’s dismissal on July 11, 1789 made the people of France incredibly angry and provoked the storming of the Bastille three days after in July 14. Necker stayed in office until 1790, but his attempts to keep the financial situation working properly were ineffective. His popularity had disapeared, and he resigned with a broken reputation.

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