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Saint-Simon, Claude Henri de Rouvroy
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(Count of; Oct 17, 1760, Paris – May 19, 1825, Paris), French social theorist. Born to an impoverished noble family, during the French Revolution (which he supported) Saint-Simon took part in the American Revolutionary War. Afterwards land speculation quickly brought him wealth, which he lost totally in the following years. With the support of his two secretaries, the historian Jacques-Nicolas-Augustin Thierry (1795–1856) and A. Comte, who later pioneered scientific Positivism, be…

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Kracht, Klaus Große, “Saint-Simon, Claude Henri de Rouvroy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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