Count Joseph Marie de Maistre
Political philosopher, brother of Xavier de Maistre, born Chambery, France, 1753; died Turin, Italy, 1821.
He passed fourteen years at Saint Petersburg as Sardinian plenipotentiary.
He was a profound thinker and ranks very high in French letters.
He had an intense love of religion, a firm belief in authority, and a detestation of the 18th-century rationalism, as is evidenced in his "," "," and "."
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