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us: Colbert, Jean Baptiste, 1619-1683

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    • us: Colbert de Seignelay, Joannes Baptista, 1619-1683
    • us: Colbert, J.-B. (Jean-Baptiste), 1619-1683
    • us: Colbert, Monsieur (Jean Baptiste), 1619-1683
    • us: Kolʹber, Zh.-B. (Zhan-Batist), 1619-1683
    • us: Kolʹber, Zhan-Batist, 1619-1683
    • us: Seignelay, Joannes Baptista Colbert de, 1619-1683
    • us: Seignelay, M. le marquis de (Jean Baptiste Colbert), 1619-1683
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1619-08-29
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1683-09-06
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Reims (France)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Paris (France)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) France
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Paris (France)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Bibliotheca Colbertina
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Finance, Public
          (lcsh) Public administration
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Finance ministers
              (lcsh) Cabinet officers
          • Sources

            • found: Margry, P. Un fils de Colbert ... 1873.
            • found: InU/Wing STC files (usage: Joannes Bapt. Colbert de Seignelay Parisinus; J.-B. Colbert; m. le marquis de Seignelay; Monsieur Colbert)
            • found: Dict. de biog. fran. (Colbert, Jean-Baptiste; b. 8/29/1619; d. 9/6/1683)
            • found: Malov, V. N. Zh.-B. Kolʹber, 1991: t.p. (Zh.-B. Kolʹber) p. 4 of cover (Zhan-Batist Kolʹber)
            • found: Britannica online, 16 Dec. 1998 (Colbert, Jean-Baptiste; controller general of finance (from 1665) and secretary of state for the navy (from 1668) under King Louis XIV of France; carried out the program of economic reconstruction that helped make France the dominant power in Europe)
            • found: Wikipedia, Jun. 19, 2013: "Jean-Baptiste Colbert" (Jean-Baptiste Colbert; born Aug. 29, 1619 in Reims; died Sept. 6, 1683 in Paris; French politician who served as Minister of Finances 1665-1683 under the rule of Louis XIV; before the age of 20 held a post in the war office, eventually becoming the personal secretary of Michel le Tellier, Secretary of War; in 1649 Colbert became councillor of state (Political minister); he purchased the barony of Seignelay in 1657; recommended to Louis XIV by Cardinal Mazarin, Colbert became Superintendent of buildings in 1664, Controller-General of Finances in 1665, Secretary of State of the Navy in 1669, and obtained appointments as minister of commerce, of colonies and of the palace: in short, he acquired power in every department except that of war; his relentless hard work and thrift made him an esteemed minister, his improvements of French manufacturing earned him the reputation of bringing the economy back from the brink of bankruptcy)
            • found: Consuetudines Tolosae, cum declarationibus in quibus consuetudines, 1544: t.p. inscription in Harvard Law School Library copy ("Bibliothecae Colbertinae")
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            • 1980-06-12: new
            • 2016-08-09: revised
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