Calonne, Charles-Alexandre de

   political figure
   Born in Douai, where he served (1759) as procurator general of the parlement, Charles-Alexandre de Calonne became intendant general of Metz (1766), then of Lille (1778), where he proved his administrative qualities by building roads and canals, and developing the maritime commerce at Dunkerque. Called to the Finance Ministry in 1783, shortly after the resignation of jacques necker,he at first practiced a policy of expediency (loans, major works), then faced with the economic and financial crisis of 1785, he proposed a more radical plan of reforms (August 20, 1786) to unify the provincial administration and, above all, establish fiscal equity. The Assembly of Notables, which he convened in 1787, rose up strongly against his proposals. Calonne was forced to resign (April 1787) and was replaced by loménie de brienne.

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