Superintendent of Finances

The Superintendent of Finances (French: Surintendant des finances) was the name of the minister in charge of finances in France from 1561 to 1661. The position was abolished in 1661 with the downfall of Nicolas Fouquet, and a new position was created, the Controller-General of Finances.

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Superintendent Of Finances - History - Surintendant Des Finances
... The position "Surintendant des finances" was officially created in 1561 during the reign of Charles IX, although some royal financial advisors had performed analogous duties previously ... The position grew out of the positions of Intendants of Finances, officially created in 1552 by Henry II to oversee royal finances during the king's travels ... At the time, three Intendants of Finances were named, and one of them would also participate in the Privy Counsel, thus the designation "superintendent" ...