Pontier, GédÉon

Pontier, Gédéon a French theologian, was born near Alais (Languedoc), near the middle of the 17th century. Though brought up in the Protestant communion, he embraced Roman Catholicism, entered the ecclesiastical state, and obtained the title of apostolic prothonotary. He died at Paris in 1709, at an advanced age. He left, Le Cabinet, ou la Bibliotheque des Graneds (1680-89, 3 vols. 12mo); the last volume contains in addition, Les Questions de la Princesse Henriette de la Guiche, Duchesse d'Angouleme et Comtesse d'Alis, sur toutes Sortes de Slijets, avec les Reponses (1687, 12mo): Lettre de Saeulx, Premier Evsaque d'Altis (1696, 12mo), etc. La Bruvisre gives a portrait of Pontier in his "Caractires," under the name of Dioscurus, and makes very much of him. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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