The New Student's Reference Work/Saint-Simon, Louis de Rouvroy

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Saint-Simon, Louis de Rouvroy, Duke of, was born at Paris, Jan. 16, 1675.  He served as a soldier in the wars of Louis XIV and took a leading part as courtier and politician at court.  He is remembered for his Memoirs, which were not published in full till 1830.  They are a masterpiece of art and are said not to be equaled by any work of the kind yet written.  He died at Laferté, March 2, 1755.  See Henry Reeve’s Royal and Republican France.