Le Daim, Olivier

Le Daim or Le Dain, Olivier

(both: ôlēvyā` lə dăN), d. 1484, favorite of King Louis XI of France. His original surname was Necker. Beginning as the king's barber and valet, he gained great influence over Louis and became one of the most powerful and feared men in the country. Shortly after the death of Louis, Le Daim's enemies had him tried and hanged.
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