Bazard, Saint-Amand (săNtämäNˈ bäzärˈ) [key], 1791–1832, French socialist. He founded (1818) a republican society, Les Amis de la vérité [Friends of Truth], and was a member of the Carbonari. Bazard plotted (1821–22) for the overthrow of the monarchy but was unsuccessful. He adopted the socialistic doctrines of Claude Henri de Saint-Simon and, with Enfantin, headed the Saint-Simonian movement until 1831.
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