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#125 - Marquis de Condorcet

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Italian philosopher, mathematician, and early political scientist (1743–1794) who advocated a liberal economy, personal freedoms, and equal rights. ALS in French, signed “le M de Condorcet,” one page, 4.5 x 7, May 24, no year. Condorcet thanks the recipient for the commission he has been honored with by the Societe Libre d'Emulation. In fine condition, with a few creases and slight show-through near the top from docketing to reverse. The Societe Libre d'Emulation was founded in 1779 by the Prince Bishop François-Charles de Velbruck to embody the ideals of the Enlightenment and promote appreciation of the arts, letters, and sciences. Condorcet was recognized worldwide as an influential thinker and granted honorary membership to many foreign academies and philosophic societies including the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Condorcet took a leading role at the beginning of the French Revolution, hoping for a rationalist reconstruction of society and championing his liberal ideals. However as politics shifted, he was branded a traitor and arrested, mysteriously dying while in jail. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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