Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon

French writer

Date of Birth: 16-Jan-1675

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 02-Mar-1755

Profession: writer, diplomat, courtier, memoirist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon

  • Louis de Rouvroy, Duke of Saint-Simon, GE (16 January 1675 – 2 March 1755), was a French soldier, diplomat and memoirist.
  • He was born in Paris at the Hôtel Selvois, 6 rue Taranne (demolished in 1876 to make place for the Blvd Saint-Germain). The family's ducal peerage (duché-pairie), granted in 1635 to his father Claude de Rouvroy (1608–1693), served as both perspective and theme in Saint-Simon's life and writings.
  • He was the second and last Duke of Saint-Simon. His enormous memoirs are a classic of French literature, giving the fullest and most lively account of the court at Versailles of Louis XIV and the Régence at the start of Louis XV's reign.

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