Fabricius, Johann Ludwig

Fabricius, Johann Ludwig a Swiss divine, was born at Schaffhausen in 1632; studied at Utrecht and Paris, and in 1656 became pastor and professor, first of Greek, afterwards of theology, at Heidelberg. In 1664 he was made councillor to the elector palatine in ecclesiastical affairs. When Heidelberg was taken by the French in 1688, he retired to Schaffhausen, and afterwards to Frankfort. On his return to Heidelberg, when the castle and city were set on fire in the bombardment, he saved the archives of the city and university, and carried them to Frankfort, where he died in 1697. Among his writings are Apolageticum pro Genere humano contra Calumniam Atheismi: De Baptismo infantibus heterodoxorum conferendo: De Ludis Scenicis: De baptismo per mulierem vel hominem privatum administrato — all gathered, with others, in an edition of his writings published by J.H. Heidegger (Zurich, 1698, 4to). — Biog. Universelle, 14:55.

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