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Nicolas Fouquet

(1615—1680)


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(1615–80). Surintendant des Finances under Louis XIV until 1661, when he was disgraced, tried, and imprisoned for supposed malversation (in reality because of his power, ambition, and wealth). He had assembled a luxurious court at Vaux-le-Vicomte, and was a lavish patron of writers, including Molière, Corneille, Pellisson, and La Fontaine, many of whom continued to support him in his disgrace.

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