Jean-Baptiste COLBERT

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Ambassador, Diplomat, Civil servant

FrenchBorn Jean-Baptiste COLBERT

French diplomat

Born on September 14, 1665 in Paris, France , France

Died on September 02, 1746

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Born in Paris, the son of Charles Colbert, Louis's minister of foreign affairs and the nephew of le grand Colbert, Louis' chief advisor, for whom the Torcy title was created, Colbert de Torcy was a brilliant and precocious legal student. As a very young man, he assisted his father in sensitive diplomatic missions. Colbert de Torcy proved himself so able that in 1689, Louis XIV granted him the right to succeed to his father's position as minister of foreign affairs, a position he fulfilled from July 28, 1696 to September 23, 1715.

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