Saint-Évremond, Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis de

(ca. 1615-1703)
   moralist, critic
   Born in Saint-Denis-le-Gast, near Coutances, Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis de Saint-Évremond, after a successful military career during which became known for La Comédie des académistes (published anonymously in 1650), was forced, because of his Frondist writings against Cardinal mazarin, to go into exile in London. He remained there for the rest of his life, refusing a pardon granted by King louis XIV. In London, Saint-Évremond frequented the leading salons, especially that of hortense mancini. His writings, which circulated in France as well as in England, show, through diverse subject matter, his libertine spirit. in historiography, his Réflexions sur les divers génies du peuple romain dans les différents temps de la République (1663) foreshadows the ideas of Montesquieu, while his Conversation du maréchal d'Hoc-quincourt avec le Père Canaye upholds natural morality based in a measured Epicureanism. Finally, in literature, Saint-Évremond's writings (particularly those on the theater) and his voluminous correspondence reveal his independent spirit and incisive views on the necessary evolution of the arts (Sur les poèmes des Anciens, 1685).

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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