- Jean or Je·han [both French zhahn] /both French ʒɑ̃/, c1420–c80, French painter.
- Ni·co·las [nee-kaw-lah] /ni kɔˈlɑ/, Marquis de Belle-Isle, 1615–80, French statesman.
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Foucquet thought to have gained the confidence and admiration of the king.
Foucquet had believed in listening to Lauzun that he was mentally deranged.Louis XIV and La Grande Mademoiselle
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
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A fearful cut, but only a straw to the fate which followed, the investigations into the affairs of Superintendent Foucquet.
- a variant spelling of (Nicolas) Fouquet
- Jean (ʒɑ̃). ?1420–?80, French painter and miniaturist
- 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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