Henri de Saint-Simon

Henri de Saint-Simon

Born: October 17, 1760

Died: May 19, 1825

Nationality: French


Biography: Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon was a French early socialist theorist whose thought influenced the foundations of various 19th century philosophies.

Source/Notes: In French: "Et l'âge d'or, malgré les traditions, est devant nous, non derrière." ; Often quoted simply as "L'âge d'or est devant nous" - Oeuvres de Saint-Simon & d'Enfantin, Volumes 29-30 (O. Zeller, 1964 edition). Sometimes misattributed to William Shakespeare.