Gentillet Innocent

Gentillet Innocent, a learned Protestant juris-consult of the 16th century. The time of his birth is unknown, though it is settled that he was born at Vienne, in Dauphiny, and that he fled his country on account of the edicts against Protestants in 1585. He is supposed to have been afterwards syndic of the republic of Geneva. Besides other works, he wrote two of great value:

(1.) Apologia pro Christianis Gallis relig. evangelicae sea reformate (2d ed. Genev. 1588, 8vo; also in French, same year): —

(2.) Le Bureau de Concile de Trente; and in Latin, Examen Concili Tridentini (Geneva, 1568, 8vo). The full title in "The trial of the Council of Trent, wherein the said council is proved in many points to be contrary to the ancient councils and canons, and to the king's authority." He died about 1595. See Bayle, Dict. s.v.; Haag, La France Protestante, volume 4; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 19:949.

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