Drelincourt, Charles

Drelincourt, Charles an eminent minister of the Reformed Church of France, was born at Sedan July 10, 1595. He was educated at Saumur, and in 1618 became pastor near Langres, In 1620 he was called to the pastorate of the church at Charenton, near Paris, where he served faithfully, and with excellent reputation. He died at Paris November 3, 1669. Drelincourt was a very voluminous writer. For lists of all his writings, see Niceron, Memoires, volume 15; Haag, La France Protestante, 4:332. Among them are, Priparation a la Sainte Cene, 3 volumes, 8vo, often reprinted: — Consolations contre les frayeurs de la mort (40 editions); translated, The Christian's Defense against the Fears of Death (13th ed. London, 1732, 8vo, with memoir): — Les Visites Charitables pour toutes sortes de personnes affligees (Charenton, 1669, 5 volumes, 12mo, translated into six languages). — Bayle, Dictionary, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 14:746.

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