Laffitte, Jacques

   banker, political figure
   Born in Bayonne, Jacques Laffitte began his career in the employ of the banker jean Frédéric, count of perréguax (1788) and later became his associate (1800), then his successor (1804). Regent of the Bank of France (1809), he was named its governor by the provisional government (1814). A member of the Chamber of Representatives during the hundred days, he served there as a liberal deputy (1816, 1817). In 1830, he financed the opposition newspaper Le National, and his home was one of the principal meeting places for the planned uprising of 1830. A representative of the liberal parti du Mouvement, he was called by King louis-philippe to be minister without portfolio, then minister of finances, then premier (1830). Laffitte proposed a policy of expediency in domestic affairs and one of boldness in foreign matters, and favored intervention in support of the European revolutions (italy, Poland), but was thwarted in his plans and was forced to resign in 1831.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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  • Laffitte, Jacques — born Oct. 24, 1767, Bayonne, France died May 26, 1844, Maisons sur Seine French banker and politician. He became a partner in a Perregaux banking house in 1800 and head of the firm in 1804. As governor of the Bank of France (1814–19), he raised… …   Universalium

  • Laffitte, Jacques — (24 oct. 1767, Bayona, Francia–26 may. 1844, Maisons sur Seine). Político y banquero francés. Se transformó en socio de la casa bancaria Perregaux en 1800 y en jefe de la firma en 1804. Como gobernador del Banco de Francia (1814–19), consiguió… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Laffitte, Jacques —  (1767–1844) French statesman …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Jacques Laffitte — (* 24. Oktober 1767 in Bayonne; † 26. Mai 1844) war ein französischer Bankier und Politiker. Laffitte war eines von zehn Kindern eines Zimmermanns. Er wurde Angestellter im Bankhaus von Perregaux in Paris. 1800 wurde er dort Partner, 1804 folgte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • LAFFITTE (J.) — LAFFITTE JACQUES (1767 1844) Fils d’un charpentier de Bayonne, Jacques Laffitte entre, en 1788, comme comptable à la banque Perrégaux de Paris; il se fait rapidement remarquer pour ses capacités et son travail et devient l’associé de son patron… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Jacques Laffite — Années d activité 1974 1986 (F1) Date de naissance 21 novembre 1943 Lieu de naissance Paris Nationalité …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Laffitte — Laffitte, Jacques, geb. 1767 zu Bayonne. wurde durch Fleiß, Rechtlichkeit und Klugheit einer der reichsten Banquiers in Europa. 1814 Director der französ. Bank, bei dem Ludwig XVIII. und bald darauf Napoleon ihre Privatgelder niederlegten u.… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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