Presumably the Duc de Lauzun, the penniless Gascon nobleman who became Louis XIV's favourite and nearly married La Grande Mademoiselle, the King's cousin; Mme de Sévigné's account of the incident is well known. Lauzun was disgraced and exiled, but recovered a measure of favour after rescuing the wife and son of James II during the English Revolution of 1688. He eventually became Saint-Simon's brother-in-law. See also X, 19.

Note from Of The Court, the eighth chapter of 'Characters' by Jean De La Bruyère (1688)

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