Colbert, Jean-Baptiste, 1619-1683

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Colbert was the controller general of finance under King Louis XIV of France from 1665-1668.

From the description of Memoires sur les ordonnances en général, [166-]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 71062398

Jean Baptiste Colbert served as the French minister of finance under King Louis XIV and achieved a reputation for his work of improving French manufacturing and bringing the economy back from bankruptcy. He created a favorable balance of trade and increased France's colonial holdings by advocating the policy of mercantilism. Gabriel Nicolas de La Reynie was selected to fill the new position of Lieutenant-General of the French Police in 1671. The duties of his post were vast, and by the end of his term he managed to transform Paris, improve tremendously urban law enforcement, restructure the Paris Police Force, reduce dueling, and increase state control over prostitution.

From the description of Letters : to Gabriel Nicolas de La Reynie, 1667-1678. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 189863085

Controller-General of Finance to Louis XIV.

From the description of Autograph signature to document (on vellum) : Versailles, 1685 June 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270900035

French statesman. M. Colbert was the marquis de Seignelay.

From the description of Collection cinq cents de Colbert, 1577-1750. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455512

1665-1863 minister of finances; 1669-1683 Secretary of State of the Navy.

Epithet: French politician

Title: 1st Marquis de Seignelay

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000246.0x0000d7

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creatorOf Dubois Davaugour, Pierre, d. 1664. Memoire sur la colonie de Quebec, Plaisance, Gaspé et Cap Breton. Newberry Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS original letters; 1621-1851. Fr. The writers are: 1. J. V. B. van Heuvel to Prince Maurice of Nassau; Soest, 23 Mar. [? 1621]; with seals, f. 1. 2. Prince Frederic Henry of Nassau to Constantin Huygens, Heer van Zuylichem; Boxtel, "du C..., 1621-1851 British Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL ACCOUNT of the extraordinary charges in 1670 of Pierre Turlin, treasurer general of the argenterie of Louis XIV., for livery of suits of mourning on account of the deaths of [Henrietta of England], the Duchess of' Orléans, [Frederic III.] th..., 1670-1672 British Library
creatorOf Colbert, Jean Baptiste, 1619-1683. Memoires sur les ordonnances en général, [166-]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Liebert, Herman W.,. Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn TRANSCRIPTS of state-papers relating to the history of France in its internal affairs and in connexion with foreign countries, as well as to the independent history of other countries of Europe; being a collection formed by Antoine de Loménie, Seigne... British Library
creatorOf Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715. [Documents and letters] 1665-1705 / Louis. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL letters in French, chiefly relating to French naval affairs; 1664-1756, viz.: 1. [Jean François Tremolet, Baron, afterwards Marquis de] Montpezat, concerning the ravages of the plague in Holland; Dunkirk, 23 July, 1664, f. 1. 2. [Jean Baptis..., 1664-1756 British Library
creatorOf Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703. Letter, [1665] J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
referencedIn PAPERS in French relating to operations of the French navy, principally against the Algerines, viz.: 1. Letters and memoirs of M. Arnoul, Intendant Général des Galères de France, relating to movements of the Corsairs; 1669, f. 1. 2. Letters and despa..., 1669-1686 British Library
creatorOf Marie-Thérèse, Queen, consort of Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1683. [Document] 1678 nov. 22 / Marie-Thérèse, Colbert. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Colbert, Jean Baptiste. 880-99 <>. National Library of Israel, Jewish National Library
referencedIn Baluze, Etienne, 1630-1718. Letter : to Johannes Hevelius : 1685 Aug. 21. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Colbert, Jean Baptiste, 1619-1683. Autograph signature to document (on vellum) : Versailles, 1685 June 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Colbert, Jean Baptiste. 880-99 <>. National Library of Israel, Jewish National Library
referencedIn Major Richard Salwey, Prisoner in the Tower: Allowance of materials to, for petitioning Charles II.: 1661.Philip V of Spain: Account of Spanish ships taken and burnt in Rodondello Harbour by the English and Dutch,: 1702.includes:f. 1 Elizabeth I of E... British Library
referencedIn AUTOGRAPH letters and signatures of literary and scientific artists and savans in France and the Netherlands; 1612-1835: 1. Jacques Auguste de Thou, the historian, to Isaac Casaubon; Paris, 10 Dec. 1613. Fr. f. 2. 2. Agreement between Charles de la R..., 1612-1835 British Library
referencedIn Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn ORINGINAL, letters and papers relating to literature and art in France; 1595-1823; in French. The writers are as follow:-Charles [de Ligne, Prince] d'Arenberg; Brussels, 21 Sept. 1595. Signed. f. 1. [Claude de] Saumaise; Dieppe, 22 Dec. 1636; with li..., 1595-1823 British Library
referencedIn Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700. Carte gnlle de la France septentrionalle contenant la découuerte du pays de Illinois / faite par le Sieur Jolliet. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Susan Dwight Bliss autograph collection, 1481-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn VOL. I.-Order of Charles VIII., King of France, for the payment of the gabel on salt, in the towns of Moulins, Montluçon, Bourbon L'Ancey, and Clermont, to [Pierre] Duc de Bourbonnois et d'Auvergne, for one year ; dat. Vienne, 18 Aug. 1494, Fr. (on p..., 1494-1830 British Library
referencedIn AUTOGRAPH letters and signatures of eminent Frenchmen; 1452-1852: 1. Guillaume d'Estouteville, Cardinal Archbishop of Rouen, to Charles VII. of France; Castle of St. Jehan, in Lombardy, 23 Oct. [l452], f. 2 b. 2. [André de Foix, Seigneur de] Asparros..., 1452-1852 British Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL documents relating to the sale of the hotel d'Argenson, in the Rue des Poulies at Paris, to Louis de Bourbon Comte de Vermandois, Admiral of France [natural son of Louis XIV]; 1681. With signatures of Louis XIV., Colbert, René de Voyer d'Arg..., 1681 British Library
referencedIn `Le Courier de l'Orient': account by Abbe Barthelemy Carre de Chambon (b c1639) of his travels in the East Indies on behalf of the French Minister Colbert, including observations on the activities of the French, English and Dutch East India Companies..., 1672-1674 British Library
creatorOf Colbert, Jean Baptiste, 1619-1683. Letters : to Gabriel Nicolas de La Reynie, 1667-1678. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS autograph letters; 1562-1783, viz.: 1. A[mbrose Dudley, Earl of ] Warwick to "le Comte de Ringroffe" [Rhinegrave], sending him news of a victory of the Admiral [Coligny] and Monsr Dandelot, etc.; Havre de Grâce, 22 Jan. 1562. Fr. f. 1. ..., 1562-1783 British Library
creatorOf "LES Croniques de France ou de St. Denys," to the beginning of the reign of Charles VI., in. 1380. Vellum; with a few illuminated letters and miniatures. Early XVth cent. Formerly belonging to Jean Baptiste Colbert, Marquis de Seignelay, who died in ... British Library
referencedIn Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice (Issy-les-Moulineaux),. Oraison funebre de Monsieur Colbert. Newberry Library
creatorOf Colbert, Jean Baptiste, 1619-1683. Instructions données aux Gnaux. d'Armées et autres depuis la campagne de l'année 1643 jusques a la fin de l'année 1644 [microform]. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS historical letters, etc.; 1375-1810. In two series, English or relating to England and (artt. 87-106) foreign. 1. Andrea Contarini, Doge of Venice, to Edward III. of England, desiring a safe conduct for merchant-ships about to be sent t... British Library
creatorOf Colbert, Jean Baptiste. 880-99 <>. National Library of Israel, Jewish National Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous autograph documents, 1287-1938. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Allatius, Leo, 1586-1669. De utriusque ecclesiae : Rome, 1654. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Colbert, Jean Baptiste. 880-99 <>. National Library of Israel, Jewish National Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954,. Acquisitions of Pierre S. du Pont, 1438-1921. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Colbert, Jean Baptiste. 880-01 <>. National Library of Israel, Jewish National Library
creatorOf BERNINI: letter from Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini to Jean-Baptiste Colbert, minister of Louis XIV, concerning his designs for the Louvre, etc.; Rome, 7 Dec. 1665. Italian. From the collection of Alfred Morrison (d.1897). Calendared in Catalogue of the Co... British Library
referencedIn Duchesneau de La Doussinière et d'Ambault, Jacques, d. 1696. Carte pour servir à l'eclaircissement du papier terrier de la Nouvelle France. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Colbert, Jean Baptiste, 1619-1683. Collection cinq cents de Colbert, 1577-1750. Library of Congress
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Anne, Queen, consort of Louis XIII, King of France, 1601-1666. Four centuries of French history, 1494-1873. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Colbert, Jean Baptiste, 1619-1683. Memoir of Maréchal Henri de Turenne, 1675. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
referencedIn Liebert, Herman W.,. Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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Birth 1619-08-29

Death 1683-09-06

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