Maistre, Count, Joseph de (17531821)

Maistre, Count, Joseph de, a keen and extreme Ultramontanist, born at Chambéry, of a noble French family; accompanied the king of Sardinia in his retreat while the French occupied Savoy in 1792; was ambassador at St. Petersburg from 1803 to 1817, when he was recalled to the home government at Turin; wrote numerous works, the chief “Du Pape” and “Soirées de St. Petersbourg” (17531821).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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