Beroalde (or Berould) Mathieu

Beroalde (Or Berould) Mathieu a French theologian and historian, was born at St. Denis, near Paris, at the commencement of the 16th century. He was tutor of Hector Fregose in 1550, and was appointed bishop of Agen, when he ardently embraced Calvinism. In 1558 he was governor of Theodore Agrippa d'Aubigne, with whom he was obliged to leave Paris and retire to Montargis. Afterwards he taught Hebrew at Orleans, where he was attacked by the pestilence. from which he recovered. He was in 1573, at Sancerre, besieged by the Marshal of Chatrd, where he rendered himself useful to the inhabitants by his counsels. After a sojourn at. Sedan, where he gave lessons in history, he retired to, Geneva, where he taught philosophy in 1576, in which. year occurred his death. He wrote, Chronicon Scripturce Sacrce Autoritate Constitutum, et quinque Libris Absolutum (Geneva, 1575). In the Bibliotheca Classica,. Draud mentions also G. Mercatoris et Mathcei Beroaldi. Chronologia, ab Initio Melundi ex Eclipsis et Observationibus

Astronomicis Demonstrata (Cologne, 1568). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.

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