Bertrand, Jean Elie

Bertrand, Jean Elie a Swiss preacher, was born. at Neuchatel in 1737. He first settled at Berne, where he was appointed first pastor of the French Churche but he afterwards obtained the professorship of belles-lettres at the Academy of Neuchatel. He co-operated, in 1770, in the founding in that city of the typographical society, and in the inspection of its publications. The Academy of Sciences at Munich, and the Societyof Natural Curiosities, admitted him to membership. He died at Neuchatel, Feb. 26, 1779. He wrote, Sermons sur les Differents Textes de Il'Erciture Sainte (Neu'chatel, 1773, 1779): — Morale de 'Evangile, or Discours sur le Sermon de Notre-Seigneur Jesus-Christ sur leMontagne (ibid. 1775): — Sermons pour les Fetes deL' Eglise Chretienne (Yverdun, 1776): — Descriptions des Arts et Metiers (Neuchatel, 1771, 1783): — an edition of Eutropius, Breviarium Historice Romance, from the MSS. in the Library of Berne, 1762 or 1768. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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