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Louis Philippe, Comte de Ségur (1753–1830)

Ségur, Louis Philippe, Comte de (sā-gür’). A French historian; born in Paris, Dec. 10, 1753; died there, Aug. 27, 1830. He received a military education; served in America under Rochambeau; later he was appointed ambassador to Russia. During the Reign of Terror he left public life and devoted himself to literary labor. Among his works are: ‘Théâtre de l’Hermitage’ (1798); ‘Tales, Fables, Songs, and Verses’ (1801); ‘Memoirs, or Souvenirs and Anecdotes’ (1825).