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Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/David Ancillon

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ANCILLON, David, an eminent French Protestant divine, father of the preceding, was born, 17th March 1617, at Metz,_and died, 3d September 1692, at Berlin. At the age of sixteen he went to Geneva to complete his theo logical studies; and in 1641 he was appointed minister of Meaux, where he remained till 1653. At this time he accepted a call to his native town, Metz; and he continued to officiate there till 1685, when the revocation of the Edict of Nantes compelled him to retire to Frankfort. He left this for Hanau, and finally settled at Berlin, filling the office of French Protestant pastor there, much esteemed by the highest classes, till his death in 1692. He was a scholarly writer, and a man remarkable for the moral beauty of his character.