Michel-Étienne Turgot

1690 (Paris) – 1751 (Paris)

Turgot was effectively mayor of Paris for some years. Bretez was the architect-cartographer he charged with drawing up the superbly clear and descriptive bird’s-eye-view map of Paris that carries his name (‘Plan Turgot’ of 1734–39). Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, the great enlightenment economist, was his son.

Michel-Étienne Turgot knew…