Jean-Baptiste Colbert

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Jean-Baptiste Colbert

Lord of Vandières and Cernay
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Portrait de Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1655)
by Philippe de Champaigne
First Minister of State
In office
9 March 1661 – 6 September 1683
MonarchLouis XIV
Preceded byJules Raymond Mazarin
Succeeded byThe Marquis of Louvois
Secretary of State of the Navy
In office
7 March 1669 – 6 September 1683
MonarchLouis XIV
Preceded byThe Marquis of Fresnes
Succeeded byThe Marquis of Seignelay
Secretary of State of the Maison du Roi
In office
16 February 1669 – 6 September 1683
MonarchLouis XIV
Preceded byAntoine de Ratabon
Succeeded byThe Marquis of Louvois
Controller-General of Finances
In office
12 December 1665 – 6 September 1683
MonarchLouis XIV
Preceded byLouis Le Tonnelier
Succeeded byClaude Le Peletier
Personal details
Born(1619-08-29)29 August 1619
Reims, France
Died6 September 1683(1683-09-06) (aged 64)
Paris, France
Resting placeSaint-Eustache, Paris
NationalityFrench
Spouse(s)
Marie Charron (m. 1648–1683)
Children
Nickname(s)Le Grand Colbert
(The Great Colbert)
Academic career
Institution
Field
School or
tradition
Mercantilism
Influences
ContributionsColbertism
AwardsOrder of the Holy Spirit
Signature
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Jean-Baptiste Colbert was a French statesman who served as Minister of State from 1661 until his death in 1683.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Histoire de la vie et de l'administration de Colbert by Jean-Pierre Clément
  • Jean-Baptiste Colbert Correspondence Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
  • Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Colbert, Jean Baptiste" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  • Colyar, H. A. de (1913). "JEAN BAPTISTE COLBERT". In Macdonell, John; Manson, Edward William Donoghue (eds.). Great Jurists of the World. London: John Murray. pp. 248-282. Retrieved 9 March 2019 – via Internet Archive.