Minister of the Royal Household
October 14, 1737-August 23, 1792
Arnaud II de La Porte was born at Versailles, where his family had strong relations to the palace, and he worked in various branches of the government. In 1790, he was named Intendant of the Civil List (Minister of the Royal Household), where he managed the personal finances of the king. In this role, he was instructed to distribute large sums of money to over 1,500 individuals in hopes it would calm the nation’s revolutionary fervor. When Tuileries Palace was stormed in 1792, La Porte was arrested for distributing these funds and found guilty of treason. He was the second victim of the guillotine.
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“Arnaud II de La Porte.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Accessed May 22, 2019. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnaud_II_de_La_Porte.