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Saint-Simonianism was a French socialist movement of the first half of the nineteenth century. The movement is named after Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon who promoted ideas of Christian socialism but after his death, the movement that formed around his ideas became increasingly extreme in its religious views.<ref name="ebS">[Anon.] (2001a) "Saint-Simon, Henri de: His movement and its influence", Encyclopaedia Britannica, Deluxe CDROM edition</ref>

The movement was centered around the École Polytechnique. After roughly 1830, the Saint-Simonians led by Barthélemy Prosper Enfantin formed an increasingly religiously-minded<ref name="ebB">[Anon.] (2001b) "Enfantin, Barthélemy-Prosper", Encyclopaedia Britannica, Deluxe CDROM edition</ref> Messianic group, before being banned by the authorities in 1832.Template:Fact

Saint-Simonianism had some influence in England, particularly among the followers of Joanna Southcott who shared the Saint-Simonian idea that a female messiah would come soon.Template:Fact

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