Tronchin, Theodore a learned Swiss divine, father of the preceding, was born at Geneva, April 17, 1582. He was well educated, visited foreign universities, and on his return to Geneva, in 1606, he gave such proof of his learning that he was chosen professor of the Hebrew language. He was made minister in 1608, and created rector of the university in 1610. In 1616 he was promoted to the professorship of divinity, He was sent from Geneva to the Council of Dort, where he displayed his great knowledge in divinity, and a moderation which was highly applauded. For several of his works see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.; Herzog, Real-Encyclop. s.v.