Necker Jacques

Neck·er

(nĕk′ər, nĕ-kĕr′), Jacques 1732-1804.
Swiss-born French financier and politician who advocated the formation of the States-General to effect financial reform. His brief dismissal by Louis XVI (1789) precipitated the storming of the Bastille.
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