Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon (duc de)

Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, was a French nobleman and memoirist who lived from 16 January 1675 to 2 March 1755. He is best known for his comprehensive and sharp-eyed Memoirs, which provide a detailed account of the court of Louis XIV and the beginning of the RĂ©gence. Saint-Simon's writings are celebrated for their wit, vivid character sketches, and the insight they offer into the social and political dynamics of the time.


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  1. 1. The Memoirs of the Duke of Saint-Simon on the Reign of Louis XIV. and the Regency

    This book is a detailed account of the reign of Louis XIV and the Regency, as witnessed and experienced by a prominent nobleman of the time. The author offers an insider's perspective on key historical events, courtly intrigues, and the personalities of leading figures, including the king himself. His observations provide an invaluable glimpse into the politics, society, and culture of 17th and early 18th century France.

    The 2297th Greatest Book of All Time