Gerdes Daniel, a learned German divine, and member of the Berlin Academy, was born at Bremen April 19, 1698. He took his doctor's degree at Utrecht, after which (1726) he became professor of theology and ecclesiastical history at Duisburg. He remove to Grogingen in 1735, and died February 11, 1765. His works are accurate, and of great utility for the history of the Reformation. Among them are Historia Reformationis, sive Introductio in historiam evangelii saeculo xvi passim per Europam renovati etc. (Gron. 1744-52, 4 volumes, 4to): — Florilegium historico-criticum librorum variorum (Gron. 1763, 8vo): — Meletemata Sacra (Gron. 1759, 4to): — Specimen Italiae Reformatae (L, Bat. 1765, 4to): — Doctrina gratie sive compendium theologiae dogmaticae (Duisb. 1734, 4to). — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 20:206; Herzog, Real-Encyklop. 5:34.