Grynaeus, Simon

Grynaeus, Simon, a Swiss Protestant theologian and philologist (last of the eminent family of Grynae-us), was born at Basle in 1725, and died in that city in 1799. He was a thorough theological and classical scholar, and well acquainted with French, English, and Latin literature. He published a translation of the Bible (Basle, 1776), and also versions of Juvenal, Thomas a Kempis, and Erasmus's Encomium Moriae. lie also translated into German several English works against Deism. See M. Lutz, Nekrol. denkw. Schweiz. a. d. xviiien Jahrh. ; Hoefer, Nouv. Biograph. General, 22:275.

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