Vignoles, Alphonse Des

Vignoles, Alphonse des a Reformed theologians of Germany, was born Oct. 9, 1649, at the Castle Aubais, in Lower Languedoc. He studied at Saumur, Paris, and Oxford, and after his return from the latter place he was, in 1675, appointed pastor at Cailar, where he commenced his chronological studies. After the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, he was not only deposed from his office, but also deprived of all his books and papers. He went in 1685 to Geneva, thence to Lausanne, Berne, and finally to Berlin. In 1688 he was appointed pastor at Halle, in 1689 was called to Brandenburg, and was received in 1701 as a member of the newly founded Academy of Sciences. In 1703 he moved to Berlin, and preached for some time in the French Church at Kopenick, near Berlin. In 1727 he was made director of the mathematical division of the Royal Academy. He died July 24, 1744. He is the author of Chronologie de l'Histoire Sainte et des Histoires Etrangires

qui la Concernent, depuis la Sortie d'Egypte jusqu'a la Captivite de Babylone (Berlin, 1738, 2 vols.). He also wrote annotations to Lenfant's French edition of Spanheimii Disquisitio Historica de Papa Femina inter Leonem IV et Benedictum III (La Haye, 1720). See: Histoire de l'Academie Royale de Berlin; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Literatur, 1, 157, 692 Fürst, Bibl. Jud. 3, 478., (B. P.)

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