VOYER,  Marquis Marc René De

VOYER, Marquis Marc René De

Male 1652 - 1721  (68 years)

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  • Name VOYER, Marc René De  
    Prefix Marquis 
    Born 4 Nov 1652  Venise (Vénétie) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Title (Facts Pg Marquis d'Argenson, Lieutenant général de police à Paris 
    Name Marc Rene De VOYER 
    Occupation Lieutenant général de police 
    Died 8 May 1721  Parie (Ile de France), France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marc-René de Voyer de Paulmy, 1st marquis d'Argenson was a French Argenson was born in Venice where his father, also Marc-René, was ambassador . According to tradition, he was declared a godson of the Venetian Republic which accounted for the name Marc (Saint Mark being the patron saint of Venice).
      He was minister and lieutenant-general of police for 21 years, from 1697 to 1718. His name is closely linked with the post of Lieutenant General of Police of Paris , which he largely defined, although his predecessor, Gabriel Nicolas de la Reynie , was the first to hold that office and many of the innovations attributed to d'Argenson actually originated with de la Reynie. He played a significant role in the attackson Jansenism in the latter years of Louis XIV , and it was he who expelled the nuns from Port-Royal-des-Champs in 1709.
      Under the Régence he served as Garde des Sceaux, a post corresponding with the English Lord Privy Seal , from 1718 to 1720, when he was name president of the Council of Finances by the regent, Philippe, Dukeof Orléans . He unsuccessfully tried to save John Law's Mississippi Company scheme from bankruptcy and collapse. As a result, he resigned.
      The diarist Saint-Simon described Argenson as a terrifying figure.
      Argenson was made a member of the Academy of Sciences in 1716 and of the Académie française in 1718.
      Argenson left two sons, René-Louis and Marc-Pierre

      marquis d'Argenson ,
      garde des Sceaux de France président du Conseil des Finances (1718-1720),
      membre de l'Académie Française (155, 22 February 1718),
      controleur général des Finances (1718-1720)
    Person ID I161458  voyer_7_28_2008
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2008 

    Father VOYER, Count René De,   b. 13 Dec 1623, Blois, Chartres, Orleanais, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1700, Argenson (Touraine), France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother HOULLIER, Marguerite de la Poyade 
    Family ID F34802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CAUMARTIN, Marguerite Le Fèvre De,   b. 1672,   d. 1/8/1719, Nicolas-du-Chardonnet, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 14 Jan 1693 
    Children 
     1. VOYER, Marie-Catherine De de PAULMY d'ARGENSON,   b. 13 Oct 1693,   d. 27 Nov 1735  (Age 42 years)
    +2. VOYER, Rene Louis De d'Argenson,   b. 18 Oct 1694,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. VOYER, Marc Pierre De d'Argenson,   b. 16 Aug 1696, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1764, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Family ID F16340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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