Colbert, Jean-Baptiste, Marquis de Torcy, 1665-1746
- Existence: 1665 - 1746
Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Marquess of Torcy was a French diplomat, who negotiated some of the most important treaties towards the end of Louis XIV's reign, notably the treaty (1700) that occasioned the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714), in which the dying Charles II of Spain named Louis XIV's grandson, Philippe, duc d'Anjou, heir to the Spanish throne, eventually founding the line of Spanish Bourbons.
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Identifier: Mss 713567
Scope and Contents Document in clerical hand, promulgated in 1713 and countersigned by Jean Baptiste Colbert, Marquis de Torcy, as Secretary of State, ordering payment to on Jean Francois Bouchard of attached goods from the estate of Jacques Cezeau Dorcel in Provence.