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.

Louis De Revol

Life and careerEdit

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