Claude Perier

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Claude II Périer (28 May 1742, Grenoble – 6 February 1801, Paris), known as milord [a term for addressing noblemen, or in this case a wealthy banker], was a French banker and industrialist of the Périer family, notable for his ownership of the Château de Vizille and his involvement in the Assembly of Vizille. He was the son of Jacques II Périer and his wife Marie-Elizabeth Dupuy, and father of Casimir Pierre Périer. He died in his mansion in Paris on February 6, 1801. According to Stendhal, he died of cold in the night, having refused to heat his home with wood because it was too expensive.