Picot, Pierre

Picot, Pierre a Swiss preacher, was born in 1746 at Geneva. He descended from Nicolas Picot, who left Noyon in company with Calvin, his friend, to settle in Geneva. His studies being finished, he visited France, Holland, and England, and connected himself with Franklin, who vainly urged him to accompany Cook in his second voyage around the world. After having served for ten years the Church of Sattigny, he was attached to that of Geneva (1783), and there received in 1787 the title of honorary professor of theology. He died in Geneva March 28, 1822. We have of his works, De multiplici montium utilitate (Geneva, 1790, 8vo): — the Eloge historique de J.A. Mullet-Favre, in the Guide astronomique of Lalande (1771): — and some Sermons (ibid. 1823, 8vo), remarkable for their harmony of style. See Rabbe, etc., Biog. univ. et portat. des Contemp.; Haag Freres, La France Protestante, s.v. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 40:83.

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