Ancellon, Charles a French Protestant lawyer, and writer in behalf of political liberty, son of David, was born, at Metz, January 28 or 29, 1659. He began his studies there, but prosecuted them at. Hanau, and afterwards at Marburg, Geneva, and Paris. After the revocation of the edict of Nantes he represented his co-religionists in their efforts to obtain redress from the government. He retired, to Berlin, where he was treated with marked favor, and died there, July 5, 1715. He is the author of a number of historical and political works, for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.