Le Faucheur, Michel

Le Faucheur, Michel one of the most famous Protestant preachers of the 17th century, was born in the neighborhood of Geneva in 1585. In 1607 he was ordained, and appointed pastor at Annoanay. His fame as a pulpit orator was soon made known, and the authorities of Geneva wished him to come there. But Le Faucheur declined, and in 1609 went to Paris. In 1612 hewas called to Montpellier, and at different periods represented the churches of Languedoc at the synodical assemblies. He died at Paris in 1657, leaving, Sermons: Traite de l'Action de l'Orateur (Paris, 1657): — Traite de la Cene du Seigneur (Geneva, 1635). See Bayle, Dict. Historique; Haag, La France Protestante, 6; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B.P.)

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