|Before ... 1290 Thurn & Taxis starting the first Telecom company|
|Before ... 1671 La Poste Pajot Rouillé at VB / Cremerie de Paris|
|1738 End of a story
1715 september 1 Louis XIV dies at the chateau de Versailles.
He is succeded by his great grandson Louis XV, still a child.
The relation between the Pajot and Rouille family
and Louis XV
deteriorate with Louis XV growing up
observing the increasing wealth and success
of the Pajot & Rouille Postal Services.
The wife of Louis Leon Pajot,
Princess de Galiffet Martigues
throws the most glamorous receptions.
Cremerie de Paris is the place to be in the late 1720s and the early 1730s.
Louis XV and his minister of finance, the cardinal Fleury
want the revenues of the avant-garde Telecom company for themselves.
1738 may 21 withdrawal of the Post License
end of the Pajot & Rouille Postal Services
Police officers come in the early morning of the day
and make an end to "La Poste"
one of Europe's most "hi-tech" companies of their times
As the king has absolute powers
he does not even have to make a compensation payment.
The postal license is handed to another family,
the Grimod Thiroux who operate La Poste until the French Revolution.
Louis Leon Pajot continuesd his life as a scientist and an inventor.
He also continued his collection
of technical instruments called "le cabinet de curiosites de Louis Leon Pajot"
La Poste ... forgotten in France
remaining in the memory of the Thurn and Taxis
Anselm Franz von Thurn und Taxis (1681 - 1740)
1867 july 1 the Thurn & Taxis Postal empire came to an end
|Next ... 1986 Return of a Story|