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date: 25 August 2019

Foucquet family [Fouquet]locked

  • Jacqueline Gachet

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[Fouquet]

French family of organists. They occupied the post at St Eustache, Paris, for more than a century (1681–1783); a detailed genealogical table is given in MGG1. The earliest member of the family known to us is Gilles Foucquet (d 1646), organist of St Laurent c1622 and of St Honoré from 1630.

(d Paris, 1708). His relationship to Gilles is unknown. He was organist to Queen Marie-Thérèse, wife of Louis XIV, around 1669, and probably succeeded Nicolas de Grigny at the basilica of St Denis. On 1 March 1681 he was appointed organist of St Eustache, and in 1696 he conferred the reversion of this post upon his son (2) Pierre. He had two other sons, one of them the organist (3) Antoine (ii).

(d Paris, late 1734 or early 1735). Son of (1) Antoine Foucquet. He succeeded Louis Marchand at St Honoré (...

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