Jacques Necker

Jacques Necker Jacques Necker (; 30 September 1732 – 9 April 1804) was a banker of Genevan origin 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. Necker was recalled to royal service. When he was dismissed on 11 July 1789 it caused the Storming of the Bastille. Within two days Necker was recalled by the king and the assembly. Necker entered France in triumph and tried to accelerate the tax reform process. Faced with the opposition of the Constituent Assembly he resigned in September 1790 to a reaction of general indifference.

Necker, apparently a constitutional monarchist, also a political economist and a moralist wrote a severe critique of the new principle of equality before the law. Necker fully embraced the label of moderate and the concept of the golden mean. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1787
Printed at the Logographic Press, for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Paternoster Row

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1792
printed for J. Debrett, Opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1791
From the press of Carey, Stewart & Co

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1788
Et se trouve à Paris, Hôtel de Thou, rue des Poitevins

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1788
printed for J. Johnson, No 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1788
et se trouve à Paris, Hôtel de Thou, rue des Poitevins

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1788
et se trouve à Paris, Hôtel de Thou, rue des Poitevins

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1788
et se trouve à Paris, chez Prault

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1796
From the press of Thomas Hall: sold by Thomas and Andrews, William P. Blake, David West, and John West

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1787
chez J. Debrett, dans Piccadilly

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1792
printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1789
printed for W. Gordon and J. Dickson

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1791
printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1781
A. Paris, de L'Imprimerie Royale. A Londres, Réimprimé aux frais de G. Kearsley, À l'imprimerie de T. Spilsbury

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1789
printed by M. Mills, NO. 36, Dorset-Street, for Messrs. White, Byrne, Wogan, and Jones

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1785
printed at the Logographic Press, and sold by J. Walter, Printing-House-Square, Black-Friaks; J. Sewell, Cornhill; T. Longman, Pater-Noster-Row; J. Johnston, St Paul's Church Yard; and J. Robson, New Bond Street

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1787
printed for J. Debrett in Piccadilly

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by Necker, Jacques
Published 1785
chez Thomas Hookham, Libraire, No. 47, New Bond-Street