Louis XIV brings about the imprisonment of the superintendent of
finances, Nicholas Fouquet, whose ambition he distrusts. On his
fall, Colbert becomes the principal financial minister until his
death in 1683.
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Editors. "Jean-Baptiste Colbert becomes chief minister in France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2011
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