Monday, April 1, 2013

Birthday of Comte de Maistre

It was on this day in 1753 that Count Joseph De Maistre was born in Ciamberi in the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia. A loyal subject of the House of Savoy and faithful minister to His Majesty King Vittorio Emmanuele I (and a knight of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus), Count De Maistre is most known for his conservative philosophical writings in opposition to the principles of the French Revolution and in support of traditional monarchy and ultramontane Catholicism. To this day he remains one of the greatest intellectual giants of monarchist philosophical thought.

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