Armand Thomas Hue de Miromesnil

Armand Thomas Hue de Miromesnil (15 September 1723 - 6 July 1796) was a minister of the French Ancien Régime who served as Keeper of the Seals under Louis XVI. He was brought into the ministry by his patron Maurepas following the ascension of Louis XVI and the dissolution of the Maupeou ministry, taking office alongside Turgot and Malesherbes.

Bust of the Marquis de Miromesnil, 1775 CE. From Paris, France. By Jean-Antoine Houdon. The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Bust of the Marquis de Miromesnil, 1775 CE. From Paris, France. By Jean-Antoine Houdon. The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Hue de Miromesnil, Armand Thomas
Hue de Miromesnil, Armand Thomas
Affair of the Diamond Necklace

The Affair of the Diamond Necklace was an incident from 1784 through 1785 at the court of King Louis XVI of France involving his wife, Queen Marie Antoinette. The reputation of the Queen, already tarnished by gossip, was ruined by the implication that she participated in a crime to defraud the crown jewelers in acquiring a very expensive diamond necklace. The event is historically significant as one of the events that led to the French populace's disillusionment with the monarchy, which, among other causes, eventually precipitated the French Revolution.

Benoît-Louis Prévost

Benoît-Louis Prévost (Paris, 1735 or 1747 – 1804) was a French engraver.

Grand Chancellor of France

In France, under the Ancien Régime, the officer of state responsible for the judiciary was the Grand Chancellor of France (French: Grand Chancelier de France). The Chancellor was responsible for seeing that royal decrees were enrolled and registered by the sundry parlements, provincial appellate courts. However, since the Chancellor was appointed for life, and might fall from favour, or be too ill to carry out his duties, his duties would occasionally fall to his deputy, the Keeper of the Seals of France (French: Garde des sceaux de France).

The last Chancellor died in 1790, by which time the French Revolution was well underway, and the position was left vacant. Instead, in 1791, the Chancellor's portfolio and responsibilities were assigned to the Keeper of the Seals who was accordingly given the additional title of Minister of Justice under the Revolutionary government. The modern Minister of Justice is ceremonially known by both titles. See also Royal Administration of Merovingian and Carolingian Dynasties.

Hue (name)

Hue is a surname and given name and occasionally a nickname. Notable people with the name include:


Armand Thomas Hue de Miromesnil (1723-1796), French government minister

André Hue (1923-2005), Anglo-French SOE agent.

Clement Hue (1778 or 1779–1861), British physician

Douglas Sang Hue (born 1931), Jamaican cricket umpire

Georges Hüe (1858-1948), French composer

Jermaine Hue (born 1978), Jamaican footballer

José de Carvajal y Hué (1835-1899), Spanish lawyer, economist, writer and politician

Robert Hue (born 1946), French communist politician

Steevy Chong Hue (born 1990), Tahitian footballer

Young Soon Hue (born 1963), South Korean ballet choreographerGiven name:

Hue de Rotelande, late 12th century Cambro-Norman poet

Hue de la Ferté (fl. 1220–35), French troubadour

Hue Hollins (born 1942), former National Basketball Association referee

Hue Lee (born 1922), Chinese singer

Hue Montgomery, singer of the FoundationsNickname:

Huey Hue Jackson (born 1965), American National Football League head coach

Jean-Antoine Houdon

Jean-Antoine Houdon (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃n‿ɑ̃twan udɔ̃]) (25 March 1741 – 15 July 1828) was a French neoclassical sculptor.

Houdon is famous for his portrait busts and statues of philosophers, inventors and political figures of the Enlightenment. Houdon's subjects included Denis Diderot (1771), Benjamin Franklin (1778-09), Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1778), Voltaire (1781), Molière (1781), George Washington (1785–88), Thomas Jefferson (1789), Louis XVI (1790), Robert Fulton, (1803–04), and Napoléon Bonaparte (1806).

Miromesnil (Paris Métro)

Miromesnil is a station on lines 9 and 13 of the Paris Métro in the 8th arrondissement.

The station opened on 27 May 1923 with the extension of line 9 from Trocadéro to Saint-Augustin. The line 13 platforms opened on 27 June 1973 with the extension of the line from Saint-Lazare. It was the southern terminus of line 13 until its extension to Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau on 18 February 1975. The station is named after the street of Rue de Miromesnil, which is named after Armand Thomas Hue de Miromesnil (1723–1796), who was Keeper of the Seals, deputy to the Chancellor of France (Minister of Justice) from 1774 to 1787. He abolished the use of torture during the interrogation of the accused.

Nearby are the Élysée Palace (the official residence of the President of France), Ministry of the Interior and the Musée Jacquemart-André.

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