The Nuttall Encyclopedia
French banker and financier; played a conspicuous part in the Revolution of 1830, and by his influence as a liberal politician with the French people secured the elevation of Louis Philippe to the throne; in the calamities attendant on this Revolution his house became insolvent, but he was found, after paying all demands, to be worth in francs nearly seven millions (1767-1844).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Lafitte, Jacques'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/l/lafitte-jacques.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.