Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques, baron de l'Aulne, 1727-1781

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Birth 1727-05-10
Death 1781-03-18

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French statesman under Louis XVI, economist associated with the Physiocrat school, and writer.

From the description of Letter, 1775, to Condorcet. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866739

Turgot, French statesman and economist, most remembered for his book, Réflexions sur la formation et la distribution des richesses (Reflections on the formation and distrubtion of wealth). The Marquis de Condorcet was mentored by and wrote a biography on Turgot.

From the description of [Letters, 1771-1781] / Turgot. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 456574520

Anne-Robert Jacques Turgot (1727-1781) became a deputy solicitor general in January 1752 and later a counselor magistrate to the Parlement (supreme court of law) in Paris (December 1752). In 1753 he bought the office of examiner of petitions, and by 1761 Turgot had drawn enough attention to himself for Louis XV to accept his nomination as Intendant to the administrative region of Limoges. He occupied this post for 13 years and there displayed his extraordinary capacities as an administrator, reformer, and economist. He was appointed comptroller general by Louis XIV on 24 Aug 1774, and tried unsuccessfully to institute financial reform.

From the guide to the Turgot, Anne-Robert Jacques, Baron de l'Aulne, 1770, (Senate House Library, University of London)

Statesman and economist.

From the description of Letter signed : Limoges, to the Duc de Choiseul, 1770 Apr. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573549


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