Saint-Evremond, Charles Marguetel de Saint-Denis, Seigneur de, a French writer; born in 1613; died 1703. At sixteen he entered the army, took part in many of the campaigns of the period, and rose to the rank of field-marshal, but gained his chief laurels in the salon of Ninon de l'Enclos as a brilliant conversationalist and as a graceful wit. He was a staunch royalist, but, compromised by the disgrace of Fouquet, and afraid of Mazarin, he fled to England in 1661, and was welcomed and pensioned by Charles II. He was buried in Westminster Abbey. His satirical writings and his letters are of most interest. One of the former is his "La Comedie de Académistes."
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