Villefroy, Guillaume De

Villefroy, Guillaume de a French Orientalist, was born in Paris, March 5, 1690. He studied at the Abbey of Tiron and at the Seminary of Besangon, and after ordination and reception of the doctorate he became abbot of Blasimont, in Guienne, and finally (1752) professor of Hebrew in the College de France at Paris, where he died April 4, 1773. He made known several valuable Biblical MSS., founded the Societe des Capucius Hebraisants, and wrote several archaeological works, for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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