Saint-vremond, Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis de

Saint-vremond, Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis de shrl d? mrg?t?l d? s?N-d?n? d? s?Nt?vr?mN [key], 1616??1703, French critic, writer, and soldier. He served under Cond at Rocroi and Nrdlingen, was made marchal de camp in 1652, and was later exiled for expressing hostility to the Peace of the Pyrenees (1659). His exile was divided between Holland and England. Refusing permission (1689) to return to France, he died in England and was buried in Westminster Abbey. Saint-vremond contributed to the skeptical, freethinking current of his century. He revealed his mordant wit in his Comdie des acadmistes and his critical originality in his essays and dissertations on tragedy, poetry, religion, and history. His correspondence (tr. 1930) is a valuable source for events and persons of his time.

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