Jacques Necker

Genevan minister resident in France, French statesman, and finance minister of Louis XVI (1732-1804)

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.

A portrait of Jacques Necker

His dismissal on 1789 caused the Storming of the Bastille.