A New General Biographical Dictionary Projected and Partly Arranged by the Late REV. Hugh James Rose; In Twelve Volumes Volume 4

A New General Biographical Dictionary Projected and Partly Arranged by the Late REV. Hugh James Rose; In Twelve Volumes Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...having gone through many editions, is used very generally in the colleges of that province, and being translated into Italian, was published at Perugia in 1813. He died in 1752. BISTERFELD, (John Henry, ) a native of Germany, professor of theology and philosophy at Weissenburg or Karlsburg, in Transylvania, to which appointment he was invited in 1629. Here he met with great success, and displayed such knowledge in mathematics and physics, that he was considered by the common people to be a necromancer. He warmly opposed Stephen Catona, chaplain of the royal household, who brought with him puritanical doctrines from England, and wished to introduce them into the reformed church of Transylvania and Hungary. He succeeded so far, that prince Raksczy decreed that none professing the puritanical faith should sit in the synod of Sakmar. However, after Catena's death the puritan became the prevailing faith amongst the reformers of Transylvania. Bisterfeld died on the 6th Feb. 1655, leaving various writings of no interest to English readers. (Ersch und Gruber.) BITAUBE, (Paul Jeremiah, ) born at Koningsberg, Nov. 24, 1732, a French protestaut minister and miscellaneous writer. He published a translation of the Iliad, Berlin, 1762; and the Odyssey, 1785; Joseph (1767), a poem much esteemed in France, but too inflated for English tastes; Les Bataves, a poem, 1773; also in the same year, Examen de la Confession de Foi du Vicaire Savoyard, a work directed against the scepticism of Rousseau. He died November 22, 1808. (Biog. Univ.) BITON, a Greek mathematician, who flourished in the fourth century before Christ. He is known as the author of a Vol. iv. 257 treatise on the machines used in war, which is inserted in the Paris edition of the Mathematici...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236858999
  • 9781236858993