Aguesseau, Henri François d'

Aguesseau, Henri François d'

(äNrē` fräNswä` dägĕsō`), 1668–1751, French lawyer. He became procureur général in the Parlement of Paris (1700) and chancellor of France (1717). Because of his opposition to John LawLaw, John,
1671–1729, Scottish financier in France, b. Edinburgh. After killing a man in a duel (1694) he fled to Amsterdam, where he studied banking. Returning to Scotland (1700), he proposed to Parliament plans for trade and revenue reforms and published
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 he was briefly exiled to his estates. He served as chancellor again (1720–22, 1737–50) and devoted himself to judicial reform. The name also appears as Daguesseau.
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