Jean Baptiste Colbert, Marquis o Torcy
|Jean Baptiste Colbert|
|Marquis o Tourcy|
1692 portrait bi Rigaud.
Jean Baptiste Colbert
|Born||14 September 1665|
|Dee'd||2 September 1746 (aged 80)|
Hôtel de Torcy, Paris, Fraunce
Jean Baptiste Colbert, Marquis o Torcy (14 September 1665 – 2 September 1746), wis a French nobleman an diplomat, who negotiated some o the most important treaties towards the end of Louis XIV's reign, notably the treaty (1700) that occasioned the War o the Spaingie Succession (1701–1714), in which the dying Keeng Carlos II o Spain named Louis XIV's grandson, Philippe, Duke o Anjou, heir tae the Spaingie throne, eventually founding the line o the Bourbons o Spain. His official portrait wis paintit bi Rigaud. Colbert is commemoratit in the "rue de Torcy", in Paris. He also creatit the hôtel de Torcy in Paris. He wis also a friend o Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon, duchesse du Maine, wife o Louis Auguste de Bourbon, Duke o Maine (an illegitimate son o Louis XIV an Madame de Montespan. The Duchess o Maine creatit him a knicht o the Order o the Skep bee.