Bridel, Jean Louis

Bridel, Jean Louis a Swiss scholar, was born in December 1759. After being preceptor in Switzerland, then in Holland, he was successively pastor of the French Church at Basle, at Cassonay, in the canton of Vaud, and finally professor of the interpretation of the books of the saints and the Oriental languages at Lausanne, where he died, February 5, 1821. Some of his principal works are, Introduction a la Lecture des Odes de Pindare (Lausanne, 1785): — Oraison Funebre (Basle, 1806): — Dissertation sur l'Etat et les Fonctions des Prophetes (Lausanne, 1808): — Discours sur l'Efficacite Morale de la Lecture des Livres Sacrss, et sur le Style de leurs Auteurs (ibid. 1809).

His Brother, Philip Sirach Bridel, pastor of Montreux, wrote sermons, poetry, an Essai Statistique sur le Canton de Vaud, and a Course de Bale a Brienne par les Vallees dui Jura (Basle, 1802). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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