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On August 17th Fouquet hosted a famous gala to please the young king Louis XIV at Vaux-le-Vicomte. Technically the celebration was a success. However, the invited, which included the king himself, were not very pleased and were even furious as I mentioned last time. I have visited the château often in the past. There was always one question, which I haven’t found an answer to. When and how Fouquet discovered the political failure of that evening, and when he did, what sort of thoughts went through his mind? As I am someone who sympathises a great deal with Fouquet, these questions remain with me even today. Molière who performed “The unfortunates” is known to have left a famous quote “On August 17th at six in the evening Fouquet was the king of France: at two in the morning he was nobody” He must have been aware of the political failures he caused during that evening. And he might have stood at one of the windows of his new residence at Vaux and thought about his destiny, which would follow him as the most important event of his lifetime. What did he see and what did he think about himself by looking through one of many windows. He himself was not yet aware of the exact consequences, which followed him a few weeks later.

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