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  • Richard Whatmore


Clavière, Étienne (1735–1793), political writer and financier, was born in Geneva on 29 January 1735, the son of Jean-Jacques Clavière (1704–1776), a linen merchant originally from the Dauphiné, in south-east France, and Jeanne-Elisabeth Rapillard, from Lausanne. As a young man Clavière was apprenticed to a Bavarian merchant firm and then to a trading and banking business part-owned by his family. In 1758 he married his cousin ...

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