Abauzit, Firmin (1679-1767)

Abauzit, Firmin (1679-1767), born of Protestant parentage at Uzes in Languedoc, on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685) was despatched by his mother to Geneva, where he became versed in almost all tile sciences. He travelled in Holland and England in 1698, attracting the notice of Bayle and Sir Isaac Newton, who corresponded with him. He died at Geneva, having published many theological and archaeological treatises (2 vols. Amst. 1773). Bousseau, who hated to praise a contemporary, penned his solitary panegyric on Abauzit in the Nomelle HUoise.
1. Chamber's Biographical Dictionary, Philadelphia, 1926, page 5.

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