Cousin, Louis

Cousin, Louis a French writer, was born at Paris, August 12, 1627. He became bachelor of theology at Paris, advocate in 1646, and president of one of the lower courts in October 1659. He was made member of the French Academy June 15, 1697, chosen royal censor; and charged with the compilation of the Journal des Savants from 1687 to 1702. He studied Hebrew at the age of seventy, in order to understand more fully the sacred Scriptures. Niceron says that he was a man of high integrity, of an admirable spirit of justness, correct judgment, easy and agreeable in conversation. He died February 26, 1707. He devoted his spare time to the translation of works of the ancient ecclesiastical historians, and published several volumes, for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Biog. Universelle, s.v.

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