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Foucquet

[French foo-ke] /French fuˈkɛ/
noun
1.

Fouquet

or Foucquet

[French foo-ke] /French fuˈkɛ/
noun
1.
Jean or Jehan
[both French zhahn] /both French ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA),
c1420–c80, French painter.
2.
Nicolas
[nee-kaw-lah] /ni kɔˈlɑ/ (Show IPA),
(Marquis de Belle-Isle) 1615–80, French statesman.
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  • Foucquet thought to have gained the confidence and admiration of the king.

    The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee
  • Foucquet had believed in listening to Lauzun that he was mentally deranged.

  • The Abbe Foucquet did not quite understand all this, which was very rapidly and roughly explained to him.

    The Elusive Pimpernel Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Foucquet depicts a debauched priest who has a bad cold and has been drinking sour wine.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • A fearful cut, but only a straw to the fate which followed, the investigations into the affairs of Superintendent Foucquet.

    The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee
  • Foucquet had given him a more pretentious work; it was to complete a suite, the History of Constantine, after Raphael.

    The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee
  • Saint-Mars, however, only knew of these practices after the death of Foucquet; the troubles of Lauzun were then at an end.

British Dictionary definitions for Foucquet

Foucquet

/French fukɛ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of (Nicolas) Fouquet

Fouquet

/French fukɛ/
noun
1.
Jean (ʒɑ̃). ?1420–?80, French painter and miniaturist
2.
Also Foucquet. Nicolas (nikɔlɑ), Marquis de Belle-Isle. 1615–80, French statesman; superintendent of finance (1653–61) under Louis XIV. He was imprisoned for embezzlement, having been denounced by Colbert
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