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(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.


(ˈnɛkə; French nɛkɛr)
(Biography) Jacques (ʒak). 1732–1804, French financier and statesman, born in Switzerland; finance minister of France (1777–81; 1788–90). He attempted to reform the fiscal system and in 1789 he recommended summoning the States General. His subsequent dismissal was one of the causes of the storming of the Bastille (1789)


(nɛˈkɛər, ˈnɛk ər)

n. Jacques,
1732–1804, French statesman, born in Switzerland.
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As daughter of Louis XVI's Director-General of Finance, Jacques Necker, Germaine de Stael's life (1766-1817) was marked by a complex blend of wealth, privilege, and social status.