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Francois de La Rochefoucauld (La Rochefoucauld Francois de)

( French writer and moralist.)

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(1613-1680)
Born September 15, 1613 in Paris. Belonged to the renowned ancient race of Poitou. Childhood years spent in Angouleme La Rochefoucauld, but in the age of fifteen he moved to Paris, where he took part in the battles Fronde. In 1652 he received a gunshot wound led to a sharp deterioration of. His father's death in 1653 inherited the ducal title. La Rochefoucauld was in a close relations with the most outstanding women of his era, the last was his relationship with Madame de Lafayette. Rochefoucauld died in Paris May 17, 1680.
In his memoirs (Mmoires, 1662) La Rochefoucauld, in his usual impartial and independent manner, tells of his own unfortunate role in the events of the Fronde. This objective style with even greater brilliance declared itself in its main product - Maxim (Reflections, or moral sayings and maxims - Rflexions, ou Sentences et maximes morales, 1665. La Rochefoucauld is not the first open primary motives of human actions - Fugitive selfishness (amoure propre): its originality in, . how skillfully and accurately this fundamental principle is illustrated by examples, and is clothed in fine laconic phrase,
. Rochefoucauld was often called a pessimist, but he probably was a realist, the host society with all its evils, and regarded the principle of universal selfishness something like a law of nature, which helps to explain human weaknesses.


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