Woide, Charles Godfrey, Dd, Lld, Frs

Woide, Charles Godfrey, D.D., LL.D., F.R.S.

a Socinian minister, was born in Poland in 1725. He was educated at Frankfort-on-the-Oder and at Levden; was for some time pastor at Lissa;

settled in England as preacher at the German Chapel Royal, St. James's, in 1770; was subsequently reader and chaplain at the Savoy; and became assistant librarian in the British Museum in 1782, from which time he- studied: the less known Oriental languages. He died in London, May 7, 1790. He edited La Croze's Coptic Lexicon (1775), and Scholtz's Egyptian Grammar (1778). He also transcribed with his own hand the New-Test. portion of the Codex Alexandrinus (1786), which he afterwards published in facsimile. At the time of his death he was engaged in preparing Fragmenta Novi Testamenti a Vers. AEgyptica Dialecti, etc., which was completed by Dr. Ford and published at Oxford in 1799.

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