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Colbert, Jean Baptiste

Line breaks: Jean Bap|tiste Col|bert
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒlbɛː
 
, kɔlbɛʀ/

Definition of Colbert, Jean Baptiste in English:

( 1619–83), French statesman, chief minister to Louis XIV 1665–83. He was responsible for reforming the country’s finances and the navy, and for boosting industry and commerce.

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