Superville, Daniel De
Superville, Daniel de a Protestant theologian, was born at Saumur, in August, 1657, of a respectable Dutch family, and, being early designated for the sacred ministry, studied theology at Saumur and Geneva, and in 1683 was called to take charge of the Church of Loudun. On the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, he took refuge in Rotterdam, whence he could not be drawn by offers from Berlin, Loudun, and Hamburg. In 1691 the authorities of the city created for him an express pastorate, which he occupied till his death, June 9, 1728. He was of a sweet disposition, a lively imagination, and a happy delivery. He published several sermons and devotional works, which are enumerated in Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.