Bastholm, Christian was born at Copenhagen in 1740, and died there in 1819. He was for a time a noted preacher in Denmark, and wrote several works in a rationalistic and whimsical vein, e.g. Die Naturliche Religion (Copenh. 1784): — Judische Geschichte (Copenh. 1777-82, 3 parts): — Hist.- philos. Untersuchungen ub. die relig. u. philos. Meinungen d. altesten Volker (Copenh. 1802). — Herzog, Real-Encyclop. 1:718.