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Maistre, Joseph de
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Maistre, Joseph de, * 1 Apr 1753 (Chambéry), † 26 Feb 1821 (Turin)

Educated by the Jesuits, de Maistre became a member of the Savoy Senate in 1787. After Napoleon's invasion of Savoy, de Maistre went into exile in Switzerland. In 1803 he was appointed envoy to St. Petersburg by the King of Sardinia. He remained in Russia for fourteen years. Upon his recall, he served as magistrate and minister of state of the Sardinian Kingdom.

The scholarship of Georges Goyau, Emile Dermenghem, and François Vermale in the 1910s to 1930s established that the Savoyard Catholic Traditiona…

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McCalla, Arthur, “Maistre, Joseph de”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_223>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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