Constant (De Rebecque), David
Constant (De Rebecque), David a Swiss philosopher, was born at Geneva, March 16, 1638. He pursued his studies in Germany, Holland, and France, under Maresius, Cocceius, Amyraut, and other reformed scholars, with whom he allied himself in friendship. On his return to Lausanne, in 1658, he consecrated himself to the Church, and was appointed pastor at Coppet in 1664. In 1674 he became principal of the college of Lausanne, in 1684 professor of Greek, and in 1703 professor of theology. He died there, February 17, 1733, leaving Traite de la Providence (Leyden, 1679): — Florus, cum Notis Philologicis et Historicis (Geneva, 1684): — Erasmi Colloquia, cun Notis (ibid.): — Systema Ethico Theologicum (Lausanne, 1689): — Transitus
per Mare Rubrum (Geneva, 1690): — Dissertationes de Uxore Lothi, Rubo Mosis et Serpente A eneo (Lausanne, 1693): Dissertatio de Zelo. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale. s.v.; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten- Lexikon, s.v. Constant, Philippe. SEE CONTANT.