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Maistre, Joseph Marie, Comte de
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(Apr 1, 1753, Chambéry – Feb 26, 1821, Turin). After studying law in Turin from 1769 to 1772, Maistre practiced law in his home town, and in 1773 became a freemason (Freemasons). His career reached its peak in 1788 when he became senator of Savoy. The military encroachment of the French Revolution into his home town in 1792 forced him to emigrate the following year to Lausanne. This destabilizing experience made him a political advocate of the Restoration (Considérations sur la France, 1796). The theological basis for this was a strong sense of providence. Mai…

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Leppin, Volker, “Maistre, Joseph Marie, Comte de”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13431>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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