Joseph de Maistre, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Joseph de Maistre

Savoyard philosopher, writer, lawyer, and diplomat

Date of Birth: 01-Apr-1753

Place of Birth: Chambéry, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Date of Death: 26-Feb-1821

Profession: writer, lawyer, politician, diplomat, historian, philosopher

Zodiac Sign: Aries


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About Joseph de Maistre

  • Joseph-Marie, comte de Maistre (French: [d? m?st?]; 1 April 1753 – 26 February 1821) was a French-speaking Savoyard philosopher, writer, lawyer and diplomat who advocated social hierarchy and monarchy in the period immediately following the French Revolution.
  • Despite his close personal and intellectual ties with France, Maistre was throughout his life a subject of the King of Piedmont-Sardinia, whom he served as member of the Savoy Senate (1787–1792), ambassador to Russia (1803–1817) and minister of state to the court in Turin (1817–1821).A key figure of the Counter-Enlightenment, Maistre regarded monarchy as both a divinely sanctioned institution and as the only stable form of government.
  • He called for the restoration of the House of Bourbon to the throne of France and for the ultimate authority of the Pope in temporal matters.
  • Maistre argued that the rationalist rejection of Christianity was directly responsible for the disorder and bloodshed which followed the French Revolution of 1789.

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