Pyt, Henri

Pyt, Henri a Protestant theologian of France, was born April 5, 1796, at Sainte Croix, canton of Vaua, Switzerland. He studied at Geneva, and in 1818 went to Saverdun, France, where he acted as an evangelist. In 1819 he entered the services of the London Continental Society, and was ordained at London in 1821. He was pastor at Bayonne and Boarn, but most of his time he-spent in missionary work at Boulogne-sur-Mer, Versailles, and Paris. Pyt died at the latter place, June 24, 1835. Of his literary work we mention the revision of the New Test. into the French Basque, which he undertook at the instance of the British and Foreign Bible Society. See Guers, Vie de Henri Pyt (Paris, 1850); A. de Montet, Dict. Biogr. de Geneve et de Vaud, 2:344; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B.P.)

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