Louis de Revol

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Louis De Revol

Louis De Revol (1531 – 24 September 1594) was the first French Foreign Minister from 1589 until his death in 1594. He is considered world's first foreign minister entrusted with all foreign relations.

Life and career[edit]

He was born in Saint Pierre de Paladru (Isère), the son of Pierre and Marguerite Revol Pelissone. After Henry III created the office, de Revol was appointed its first minister.[1] He had previously served as one of four state secretaries. Revol was the first incumbent of the Ministry and saw the King every day at 5:00 am. Revol oversaw a commis and six clerks.


  1. ^ Ripley, George; Charles Anderson Dana. Diplomacy. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge. D. Appleton and Company, 1859

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nicolas de Neufville, seigneur de Villeroy
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1 January 1589 – 17 September 1594
Succeeded by
Nicolas de Neufville, seigneur de Villeroy