The death of D’Avaux, who had formerly been
our ambassador in Holland, occurred in the early part
of this year (1709). D’Avaux was one of
the first to hear of the proj...
Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon Biographies (1)
The French writer Louis de Rouvroy, Duc de Saint-Simon (1675-1755), provides in his classic "Memoirs" a major source of information on the court of the "Sun King," Louis XIV.The Duc de Saint-Simon was...