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Louis Claude de Saint-Martin

1743 - 1803

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Louis Claude de Saint-Martin (18 January 1743 – 14 October 1803) was a French philosopher, known as le philosophe inconnu, the name under which his works were published; he was an influential of the mystic and human mind evolution and became the inspiration for the founding of the Martinist Order. Léonce de Saint-Martin, composer and organist, was a distant relative of Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Claude de Saint-Martin has received more than 78,546 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis Claude de Saint-Martin is the 22nd most popular occultist (down from 21st in 2019), the 1,697th most popular biography from France (down from 1,567th in 2019) and the 4th most popular French Occultist.

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Among occultists, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin ranks 22 out of 37Before him are Gérard Encausse, Guido von List, Edward Kelley, Charles Webster Leadbeater, Alice Bailey, and Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels. After him are Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński, Robert Fludd, Franz Bardon, Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, Nina Kulagina, and Michael Scot.

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Among people born in 1743, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin ranks 19Before him are Edmund Cartwright, Nicolai Abildgaard, René Just Haüy, William I, Elector of Hesse, Gavrila Derzhavin, and Joseph Banks. After him are Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova, William Paley, Victor Amadeus II, Prince of Carignano, Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau, Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann, and Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Herbst. Among people deceased in 1803, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin ranks 12Before him are Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Louis I of Etruria, Samuel Adams, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, and Vittorio Alfieri. After him are Ercole III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Xenia of Saint Petersburg, Ami Argand, Kirill Razumovski, Gottfried van Swieten, and François Devienne.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin ranks 1,697 out of 6,011Before him are Henri de la Rochejaquelein (1772), Roger Ducos (1747), Princess Isabelle of Orléans (1878), Dominique Vandamme (1770), Michel Chasles (1793), and David Trezeguet (1977). After him are François de Malherbe (1555), William V, Duke of Aquitaine (969), Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine (1524), Theobald V, Count of Blois (1130), Georges Duhamel (1884), and Marie Jeanne Baptiste of Savoy-Nemours (1644).

Among OCCULTISTS In France

Among occultists born in France, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin ranks 4Before him are Nostradamus (1503), Allan Kardec (1804), and Éliphas Lévi (1810). After him are Joséphin Péladan (1858) and Stanislas de Guaita (1861).