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Saint-Martin, Louis-Claude de
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Saint-Martin, Louis-Claude de, * 18 Jan 1743 (Amboise), † 13 Jan 1803 (Aulnay (near Paris))

1. Life and Intellectual Development

Saint-Martin, who published under the pseudonym of “the Unknown Philosopher”, was born into a pious family of the minor nobility. He studied law, and practised briefly, but gave it up (although the theme of justice perm…

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Mccalla, Arthur, “Saint-Martin, Louis-Claude de”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_323>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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