The next day, Fouquet was arrested by the king's head musketeer
Fouquet was actually arrested three weeks later while on a trip to Nantes with the king. Although Louis XIV had decided as early as May (with the help of Fouquet’s political opponent Jean-Batiste Colber) on the fate of Fouquet and with the party at Vaux-le-Victome ultimately confirming his decision in August, many perceived Fouquet to be even more powerful and certainly more rich than the king. Because of this, the king was very strategical in his actions; he even convinced Fouquet to sell his “office of general procurer” (called the attorney general but handled mainly financial affairs like finding creditors for the kingdom) which gave him considerable power over the group of men who’s job it was to collect farming taxes and whom would of created a great deal of trouble for Louis XIV.
Once Fouquet had given up a large amount of his power through this deal, the king had him arrested just minutes after assuring him of his high opinion of Fouquet.
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