Misson, Francois Maximilien

Misson, Francois Maximilien an eminent French lawyer, distinguished himself by his pleadings before the Parliament of Paris in behalf of the Protestants during the persecution of the Huguenots in the 17th century. He retired to England on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, and afterwards travelled as tutor to an English nobleman. He published. A Voyage to Italy (3 volumes): — A Tour in England: and Le Theatre sacre des Cevennes, in which the author betrayed his credulity and fanaticism by espousing the cause of the French prophets. He died in London in 1701.

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