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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 68 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LOU.VET, JEAN (c. 1370-c. 1440), called the president of Provence, occupied the position of president of the Chambre des Comptes at Aix in 1415. Towards the end of that year he went to Paris with Louis II. of Anjou, king of Sicily, attached himself to the dauphin Charles, and after having been chief steward of the household to Queen Isabella he turned against her. He was one of the principal agents of the Armagnac party, and became the most influential adviser of Charles VII. during the first years of his reign. But his rapacity gained him enemies, and when the constable Arthur, earl of Richmond, attained a preponderating influence over Charles VII. Louvet retired to his captaincy of Avignon. He still remained a personage of importance in his exile, and played an influential part even in his last years. See Vailet de Viriville in the Nouvelle Biographic generale, and G. du Fresne de Beaucourt, Histoire de Charles VII. (1881-1891). (J. V.*)
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