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ETIENNE CHAUVIN (1640-1725)

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 20 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ETIENNE CHAUVIN (1640-1725), French Protestant divine, was born at Nimes on the 18th of April 164o. At the revocation of the Edict of Nantes he retired to Rotterdam, where he was for some years preacher at the Walloon church; in 1695 the elector of Brandenburg appointed him pastor and professor of philosophy, and later inspector of the French college at Berlin, where he enjoyed considerable reputation as a representative of Cartesianism and as a student of physics. His principal work is a laborious Lexicon Rationale, sive Thesaurus Philosophic= (Rotterdam, 1692; new and enlarged edition, Leuwarden, 1713). He also wrote Theses de Cognitione Dei (1662), and started the Nouveau Journal des Savans (1694-1698). See E. and E. Haag, La France Protestante, vol. iv. (1884).
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