Bechamel, Louis de
Born: 1630 AD
Died: 1703 AD, at 73 years of age.
1630 - Louis de Béchameil, marquis de Nointel was born is a French financier and gourmet.
- White sauce acquired its name from him for he perfected an ancient type of sauce made from cream.
- The sauce was dedicated to Béchameil to flatter him.
1670 - Béchameil bought the marquisat of Nointel and later became Louis XIV's headwaiter.
1698 - Béchameil will publish another document focusing on the fiscal system.
1703 - Louis de Béchameil died.
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