Butini, Pierre a Swiss theologian and preacher, was born Feb. 8,1678. Having been admitted to the priestly office in 1698, he was called to preach at Leipsic, where he remained three years. ' He refused a call to the Church in London, and contented himself with the office of preacher in Geneva, where he died in 1706. He wrote, Histoire de la Vie de Jesus -Christ (Geneva, 1710): — Sermons sur Divers Textes de l'criture Sainte (1708, 1736). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.