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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Maistre, Count, Joseph de
A keen and extreme Ultramontanist, born at Chambéry, of a noble French family; accompanied the king of Sardinia in his retreat while the French occupied Savoy in 1792; was ambassador at St. Petersburg from 1803 to 1817, when he was recalled to the home government at Turin; wrote numerous works, the chief "Du Pape" and "Soirées de St. Petersbourg" (1753-1821).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Maistre, Count, Joseph de'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/m/maistre-count-joseph-de.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.