French thinker who advocated a society governed by technocrats, in which poverty would be abolished and religion replaced by rationalism. Among his works are The New Christianity (1825).
(Claude Henri de Rouvroy) 1760-1825; Fr. social philosopher.
French diplomat and writer whose memoirs of the court of Louis XIV are a valuable historical source.
(Louis de Rouvroy) 1675-1755; Fr. courtier & writer.