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Fouquet

or Fouc·quet

[French foo-ke]
noun
  1. Jean or Je·han [both French zhahn] /both French ʒɑ̃/, c1420–c80, French painter.
  2. Ni·co·las [nee-kaw-lah] /ni kɔˈlɑ/, Marquis de Belle-Isle, 1615–80, French statesman.
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Historical Examples of fouquet

  • But the verses written by command for Fouquet are laboured and ineffective.

    A History of French Literature

    Edward Dowden

  • But Fouquet knew that the king could not dispense with his services.

  • Fouquet met him there, and conducted him and all the court, first, to the park.

  • Fouquet's person is sacred to the King because he is the King's host.

    In Chteau Land

    Anne Hollingsworth Wharton

  • He was eager to have Fouquet arrested, while he was still accepting his hospitality.

    In Chteau Land

    Anne Hollingsworth Wharton


British Dictionary definitions for fouquet

Fouquet

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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