Definition of Necker, Jacques in English:

Necker, Jacques

Line breaks: Jacques Neck¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈnɛkə
 
, nɛkɛʀ/
( 1732–1804), Swiss-born banker and director general of French finances (1777–81; 1788-9). In 1789 he recommended summoning the States General and was dismissed, this being one of the factors which resulted in the storming of the Bastille.

Definition of Necker, Jacques in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
adjective
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up