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Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon (1675–1755)

Saint-Simon, Louis de Rouvroy, duc de (sa sē-mô‘). A celebrated French annalist; born, Jan. 16, 1675; died on March 2, 1755. His ‘Memoirs’ are among the principal sources of the personal history of France during his lifetime. The ‘Memoirs’ were first published in 20 vols. (1756–58), and afterward in “complete and authentic” form in 21 vols. (1829–30); to them succeeded ‘Unpublished Writings’ (8 vols., 1886–92) and ‘Unpublished Papers, Letters, and Dispatches on the Embassy to Spain’ (1880). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).