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DAVID BLONDEL (1591-1655)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 76 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DAVID BLONDEL (1591-1655), French Protestant clergyman, was born at Chalons-sur-Marne in 1591, and died on the 6th of April 1655. In 165o he succeeded G. J. Vossius in the professor-ship of history at Amsterdam. His works were very numerous; in some of them he showed a remarkable critical faculty, as in his dissertation on Pope Joan (1647, 1657), in which he came to the conclusion, now universally accepted, that the whole story is a mere myth. Considerable Protestant indignation was excited against him on account of this book.
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