British Library Catalogue.
Standard Name: Necker, Jacques
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|Family and Intimate relationships||Germaine de Staël||
Her father, Jacques Necker , became the Director General of Finance to the French king in June 1777, an extraordinary post for a foreigner and a commoner. After publishing an account of the national finances...
|Material Conditions of Writing||Germaine de Staël||
As a child she had to hide her writing from her father . He had hated his wife to write, and he teased his daughter about it by calling her Monsieur of the sainted writing...
|Textual Production||Mary Wollstonecraft|
26 or 27 August 1788
Jacques Necker was recalled as French Director of Finances and Minister of State, with a brief to effect reforms.
14 July 1789
The Bastille, the most notorious prison in Paris, was stormed and liberated by a revolutionary mob; the date became symbolic of the Revolution.