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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.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Louis XIV bill of attachment

Identifier: Mss 713567
Mss 713567
Date(s): 1713
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.

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