Jacques Necker

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A portrait of Jacques Necker

Jacques Necker (IPA: [ʒak nɛkɛʁ]; 30 September 1732 – 9 April 1804) was a banker from Geneva who became a finance minister for Louis XVI. He tried to make France's tax system better.

His dismissal on 1789 caused the Storming of the Bastille.